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DMHAS Has Launched a Bed Availability Service The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has launched a new website to help individuals, families and medical professionals find available beds in detox and recovery programs across the state. To Find a Bed, Click Here. This website is for information only. Admission is not guaranteed even […]

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News 8 Interviews MCCA’s CEO, John D’Eramo on OxyContin Story

The city of New Haven is suing the makers of OxyContin, claiming they helped fuel the opioid epidemic in the Elm City. The city filed an 83-page lawsuit on Tuesday, alleging Stamford-based Purdue Pharmaceuticals and five other drug manufacturers used deceptive marketing as well as false and misleading information to deceive doctors and patients about the risks associated with opioids. Click here, or […]

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MCCA Awarded $100,000 to Launch Vivitrol Program for Opiate Addiction

MCCA is gearing up to launch a new program on July 1st that will offer Vivitrol, an opioid addiction treatment to clients at their Danbury outpatient facility. The program is being funded by a $100,000 grant from the Hanley Family Foundation. With the current opiate crisis rampant throughout Connecticut, MCCA is eager to expand treatment […]

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MCCA Is Awarded Funding To Combat Heroin Epidemic In New Milford

MCCA was recently awarded three grants totaling $22,500 to help the agency meet the growing need for opiate treatment in their New Milford outpatient clinic. The awards were as follows: Union Savings Bank for $10,000, the Cowles Foundation for $2,500 and the Derx Foundation for $10,000. The heroin epidemic has been sweeping across the state […]

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Heroin Recovery: What You Need to Know

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There is a lot going on in Washington, D.C.

By Joe Sullivan CEO & President of MCAA I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Washington D.C. in early October and was impressed and pleased with the attention that drug addiction, substance abuse disorders, and recovery are receiving from members of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, as well […]

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Joe Sullivan On The Brad Davis Show

Joe Sullivan, President & CEO of MCCA was a guest on the legendary Brad Davis radio show on October 14th. Joe and Brad discussed the growing heroin epidemic in Connecticut and throughout the country. Listen to the interview here.     Different medicaments approachable from the Web to why to waste time and effort going […]

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How to Reverse a Heroin Overdose

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Reversing an Opioid Overdose with Narcan

You’ve probably heard about the untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, fentanyl-laced heroin overdoses, and the recent rise in heroin use. Perhaps someone you know personally is struggling with drug use. What you might not have heard about is Narcan (Naloxone). Your knowing about narcan could save a life. What is Narcan? Narcan is a […]

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Heroin Use Reaches Crisis Levels

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Patricia Rehmer said this spring that on average one Connecticut resident a day dies of a drug overdose, which also is the leading cause of death for males ages 18 to 25. In many cases the drug is heroin and its use has reached crisis levels […]

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