Connecticut Services

2014 State Estimates of Substance Use & Mental Health - Connecticut

store.samhsa.gov/product/Behavioral-Health-Barometer-2014/SMA15-4895

2014 study shows drug and alcohol consumption, in the last month, of people aged 12 and up. This is the State of Connecticut's estimates of substance use and mental health from the 2013-2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.

(updated Oct 29-16)

Adolescent Health Strategic Plan, May 2005

www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/state_health_planning/dphplans/adolescent_health_plan_2005.pdf

Examines approaches and objectives (priorities, issues, goals and strategies) of the Connecticut Department of Public Health for dealing with adolescent health.

(updated Oct 29-16)

Connecticut Quit Now

https://www.quitnow.net/connecticut/

Free service to help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or (1-800-784-8669) for information and support over the phone; eligible callers can receive a four-week supply of the nicotine patch for free. The CT Quitline is open 7 days a week from 8 A.M. to 3 A.M. Service is available in English, Spanish, and other languages upon request.

(updated Oct 29-16)

Connecticut School Health Survey

www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=388104&dphNav_GID=1832

State wide survey conducted every couple of years. Examines 6 areas of adolescent health behaviors, namely those behaviors that result in unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies; dietary behaviors; and, physical activity. Results are then processed and included in either the "Youth Tobacco Component" or the "Youth Behavior Component".

Website includes access to reports, executive summaries, questionnaires, and various other reports by grade, race, and gender.

(updated Oct 29-16)

Connecticut Youth Tobacco Survey

www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3137&q=388074

Examined tobacco-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among middle and high school students in Connecticut.

(updated Oct 29-16)

Report on Fatal and Non-Fatal Drug Overdoses in Connecticut, January 2004

www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/hisr/pdf/drug_overdose_report_2004.pdf

Statistical report lists the number of drug related overdoses and deaths by age group, ethnicity, type of drug and geographical area. Examines mortality trends, hospitalization admissions, and emergency department “non-admissions” due to drug poisoning (overdose or wrong substance given or taken) and drug-induced causes. Also includes data obtained from the Connecticut Poison Control Center on drug poisoning-related phone calls.

(updated Oct 29-16)

State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families

www.ct.gov/dcf/site/default.asp

Responsible for helping children and youth find mental health and addiction services in Connecticut.

(updated Oct 29-16)

State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

www.ct.gov/dmhas/site/default.asp

Responsible for the development, coordination, and management of substance abuse prevention and treatment services in Connecticut. According to their website, the Department's prevention services serve all Connecticut citizens, however, its mandate is to serve adults (over 18 years of age) with psychiatric or substance use disorders, or both, who lack the financial means to obtain such services on their own. Youth over the ages of 16 with Mental Health issues, can obtain specialized services through the DMHAS' Young Adult Services Division, however those with addiction issues, should contact the Department of Children and Families for specialized help.

(updated Oct 29-16)

National Services

A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts

www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/CBHSQ128_1/CBHSQ128/sr128-typical-day-adolescents-2013.htm

The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) Report dated August 29, 2013. Summarizes research findings examining adolescent substance use in the US on "an average day." It looks at when the youth first started using substances, how much was consumed in the past year, and who is receiving treatment for their substance use.

(updated Nov 1-16)

Above the Influence

www.abovetheinfluence.com/

Abstinence-based information to help youth stay drug free. Part of a media campaign, website created to increase youth awareness of the influences around and teaches strategies to help teens say no to drugs. Program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

(updated Oct 26-16)

Childhelp - National Child Abuse Hotline

www.childhelp.org/

Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) and press #1 to speak with a counselor. Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year to help kids, and even adults who are concerned about kids they suspect are being abused or neglected. You can call this number if you live in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

(updated Oct 24-16)

DanceSafe

www.dancesafe.org/

DanceSafe is a harm reduction organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community across the United States and Canada. They provide Information on club drugs and how to be safe at raves and reduce the risk of getting heat stroke. DanceSafe also provides training to volunteers who may want to start their own chapter.

(updated Oct 24-16)

Just Think Twice

www.justthinktwice.com/

Provides drug education and prevention information for teens. Sponsored by the DEA.

(updated Oct 26-16)

National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities

www.nascsa.org/

Provides access to federal and individual state laws and regulatory information on controlled substances. Link gives access to individual state profiles.

(updated Oct 26-16)

National Drug and Treatment Referral Routing Service

engage.youth.gov/federal-link/national-drug-and-alcohol-treatment-referral-routing-service

Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357), 24/7 for alcohol and drug information and treatment referral assistance. Service provides by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA).

(updated Oct 26-16)

National Gay & Lesbian Youth TALKLINE

www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html

Call 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) Mon - Fri, 5 to 9pm (PST) to speak with a volunteer. Helps teens and young adults up to age 25 with coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer-sex information, and more.

(updated Oct 26-16)

Nineline

https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-youth-programs/nineline

Call 1-800-999-9999 (TTY 1-800-999-9915) to talk with a counselor about problems relating to violence, abuse, running away, drugs & alcohol, suicide... Help is available by phone or email from 2pm to 12pm, 7 days/week. Can also get help online through one of the Covenant House Nineline forums. Covenant House helps runaway and homeless kids.

(updated Oct 26-16)

Scarleteen: Sex Ed for the Real World

www.scarleteen.com/

Sex information for youth living in this century.
Contact: http://www.scarleteen.com/contact

(updated Oct 26-16)

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

ssdp.org/

Harm reduction youth organization who's mission is to provide education on the harms caused by the War on Drugs and to seek alternative solutions to the current drug problems.
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

(updated Oct 26-16)

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

This is SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) online searchable directory of alcohol and drug abuse programs located around the country.

(updated Oct 26-16)