General Information

N.I.D.A.- National Institute on Drug Abuse- A US federal government research institute whose mission is to “lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.” Serves as a resource for trends and statistics, drug information, and publications.

SAMHSA- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 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. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities offers topical information, programs and campaigns, SAMHSA treatment facilities, grants, and publications.

G.P.P.- The Governor’s Prevention Partnership- They focus on keeping Connecticut’s children safe, successful, and drug-free. It is a public-private nonprofit dedicated to delivering prevention programs that address emerging and dangerous issues that affect youth. Programs focus on bullying, underage drinking, substance abuse, and youth mentoring programs. http://www.prev

D.M.H.A.S.- Department of Mental Health Addiction Services of Connecticut- the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut. Danbury is located in Region 5. Call 860-418-6962 to access the community line.

Western CT Coalition: Western CT Coalition’s mission is to promote behavioral health and to enhance the quality of life at every stage.

Connecticut Clearinghouse- A library resource center that has brochures, pamphlets, handouts, and DVDs regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, mental health, and wellness. Call 800-232-4424 or visit

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