Substance Use Disorder Resources

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

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, the founder of Shatterproof, discusses the stigma associated with addiction, also result 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