If you are seeking immediate assistance for yourself or a loved one who is experiencing a psychiatric emergency please dial 211 or 911. Resources for residential and inpatient treatment level of care can also be found with assistance through dialing 211.  In non-emergency scenarios, individuals may utilize 211's website to conduct searches as well: https://www.211ct.org/

Resources for individuals addicted to illicit drugs or alcohol:

InTheRooms.Com provides an opportunity for individuals who are more comfortable interacting with others online, suffer from any kind of anxiety related to social groups, or who would like to ease themselves into the 12-step world from the comfort of their rooms: https://www.intherooms.com/

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. http://www.refugerecovery.org/meetings-in/connecticut/

Alcoholics Anonymous Connecticut General Service Committee provides local AA meeting listings and some additional Connecticut-based resources for individuals struggling with an addiction to alcohol. https://www.ct-aa.org/home/

Connecticut Region of Narcotics Anonymous provides local NA meeting listings and some additional Connecticut-based resources for individuals suffering with an addiction to illicit or prescribed substances. http://ctna.org/

Al-Anon Family Groups Connecticut a worldwide organization that offers a program of help and mutual support for families and friends of someone with a drinking problem whether or not the person with a drinking problem seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Participants in AL-ANON and ALATEEN give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experience, strength and hope, and learn how the principles of the AL-ANON program can be applied to their own lives. This process of sharing amongst people with similar problems and applying AL-ANON principles binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity and confidentiality.  https://www.ctalanon.org/

Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. Find out more about the organization including how to find a meeting on their website. http://www.nar-anon.org/

Telephone Recovery Support provided by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). It is a peer-to-peer support service. TRS offers weekly telephone calls to people in recovery to “check in” and see how they’re doing. Recoverees are given support and encouragement as well as information about community resources, 12-step meetings or other supports that may help them maintain their recovery. https://53001.callprocrm.com/238369/user_files/webpage/001/form.htm

Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited is an initiative that includes statewide classes, workshops and a mind/body focused wellness center where people can engage in expert facilitated yoga, meditation, fitness and strength training, creative writing, expressive art, walk/run groups, nutrition workshops, drum circles and much more. Offerings are based on socioeconomic standing, psychiatric history and/or experiences with addiction. http://toivocenter.org/

Bristol Recovery Club Since 1992, BRC has been providing a sober, safe, supportive, and positive environment for persons desiring to remain free of the negative influences of alcohol and drugs.  http://www.bristolrecoveryclub.com/

Information on Naloxone/NARCAN including how to obtain a prescription and what pharmacies in Connecticut are carrying it. http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2902&q=509650

Connecticut Addiction Medicine offers treatment options including Suboxone for opioid dependence and Vivitrol for both opioid dependence and alcoholism.

Mountainside is a nationally acclaimed alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. They offer inpatient and residential treatment services to individuals in need.

High Watch Recovery Centers In two hundred wooded acres in the lush Litchfield Hills, High Watch Recovery Center is a residential medical facility that provides state of the art treatment for Substance Use Disorders and co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders. http://highwatchrecovery.com

Additional Resources:

True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. https://www.ourtruecolors.org/