Essential Resources for Connecticut Residents
Western Connecticut Coalition
WCTC is a Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization (RBHAO). WCTC provides services through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a data-driven, evidence-based prevention model developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The SPF requires States and communities to systematically:
- Assess their prevention needs based on epidemiological data.
- Build their prevention capacity.
- Develop a strategic plan.
- Implement effective community prevention programs, policies, and practices, and
- Evaluate their efforts for outcomes.
WCTC serves the following towns: Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winchester, Winsted, Wolcott, Woodbury.
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
The Connecticut Addiction Services website helps people in Connecticut get timely access to detox, residential addiction treatment, and recovery house beds.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the nation’s behavioral health.
Drugfreect.org is Connecticut’s premier resource on substance misuse and addiction, including the full continuum of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery. This site includes drug use facts & warning signs, information on statewide initiatives and campaigns, strategies for overdose prevention, including access to the life-saving drug naloxone (Narcan®), and access to treatment and recovery supports.