Heroin and alcohol are among the top abused substances in Connecticut. Most residents who abuse alcohol often mix the substance with other deadly drugs that increase the risk for an overdose or coma. Heroin abuse rates have risen in recent years due to the Nutmeg State’s opioid epidemic, since heroin is often less costly and easier to obtain than prescription painkillers.
Connecticut is among 19 states that experienced one of the most significant increases in opioid overdose deaths from 2014 to 2015. Other drugs commonly abused in Connecticut are marijuana and cocaine. But rehab centers throughout the state can help you or your loved one fully overcome addiction to nearly any substance.
Connecticut rehab centers treat addiction using detoxification and counseling. Detox helps you overcome physical dependency on alcohol and substances, while counseling helps you overcome psychological causes of addiction such as depression and anxiety. Other therapies commonly available at rehab include 12-step support groups, exercise therapy, and recreational therapy.