Substance Use Disorder: Information and Resources
The Town of Darien is a partner in the "www.NoRxAbuse.com" campaign to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse. Click to learn more about the campaign and view informative videos.
Awareness & Prevention Brochure
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