Prescription Drug Abuse

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

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

Connecticut Resources on Substance Use

 

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