Substance Use Disorder: Information and Resources

The Town of Darien is a partner in the "" campaign to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse.  Click to learn more about the campaign and view informative videos.

Awareness & Prevention Brochure

Recovery for Alcohol Use Disorder

 What About Weed?  Video of the discussion on April 24, 2019.

Overdoses on K-2: What is it? Why is it dangerous?

Stigma and MAT: A Data-driven Discussion of Policy and Public Education/Communication Priorities
Webinar & PowerPoint presenting the results of an RTI survey of US adults on their knowledge and opinions about opioid addiction, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and stigma towards people addicted to prescription opioids and the providers who care for them.  Watch the Webinar now or view the slides.

Shattering Stigmas - a 5-minute video in which Shatterproof founder Gary Mendell discussed his work to change the conversation about addiction.

Connecticut Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers

Unwanted Meds & Drop Boxes

  • Homebound with unused Rx Medications?  Darien Police Officers will collect them from your home by appointment.  Click here for more info.


Darien, How Healthy Are We?
This is a comprehensive three-part video presentation from January 2017 on the health status of the community, featuring experts discussing current trends:

Opioid Crisis - Keynote: Gary Mendell, founder of Shatterproof, discusses the stigma associated with addiction, also results of the Thriving Youth Survey 
Substance Abuse in Darien, report by Darien Police Department; Keynote: Malcolm Spears, Stamford native and addiction survivor
Chronic Disease and Stress - Keynote: John Hamilton discusses how stress can lead to substance abuse