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Drug Take Back Day – October 22nd, 10am – 2pm, Danbury, CT

MCCA, Stand Together Make a Difference (Danbury’s local substance abuse prevention coalition), and Danbury Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering once again to sponsor a prescription drug take back day Saturday October 22, 2016 10am to 2pm Danbury Police Department 375 Main St. Danbury This will give the public […]

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MCCA Is Awarded Three Competitive Grants

MCCA was recently awarded three grants for our Prevention, Smoking Cessation and Problem Gambling Programs. We are please to be able to continue and in some cases, expand these important services for our clients and the communities we serve. Prevention is an integral part of our mission. For close to 20 years MCCA has been […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

By: Brian Prioleau, SAMHSA,GOV. The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has declared April as Alcohol Awareness month. We spoke to an NCADD affiliate in Danbury, Connecticut about a highly effective program they ran to change the perception of underage drinking in their community. Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the […]

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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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Journey of Connecticut Addicts – The Register Citizen

By Shako Liu, sliu@registercitizen.com, @shako_liu on Twitter Devon Kennerson has been off heroin for a few months now. The 30-year-old Litchfield resident said she had her first taste of the drug when she was 19. She didn’t know what it was then, Kennerson said, as her friend had told her it was cocaine. By then, […]

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Free Screening of A Bronx Tale – Q&A Lillo Brancato

 A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHOICES * HVCASA * MCCA Q&A * Lillo Brancato * Actor HOW SUBSTANCE ABUSE DESTROYED MY LIFE DATE: April 30th TIME: 6:30 pm LOCATION: Western Connecticut State University Student Center Theater * Midtown Campus 181 White St. Danbury, CT HOST: Ira Joe Fisher […]

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Danbury Drug Take Back Day April 26th – Keep Drugs Out Our Kids Hands

MCCA (Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism), Stand Together Make a Difference (Danbury’s local substance abuse prevention coalition), and Danbury Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering to sponsor a prescription drug take back day on Sat. April. 26, 2014. This will give the public another opportunity to prevent prescription drug […]

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GIANCARLO ESPOSITO – RAW

Our friends at The Ridgefield Playhouse, The Ridgefield Prevention Council, and Family University are co-presenting GIANCARLO ESPOSITO – RAW Saturday, November 9 at 7:30pm Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You Partially Underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa Join actor Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his portrayal of Gustavo “Gus” Fring on the series […]

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Prevention Update

This past spring MCCA and Stand Together Make a Difference (Danbury’s local substance abuse prevention coalition) launched a campaign to reduce underage drinking in Danbury.  The campaign message is, “It’s 21 For a Reason, Underage Drinking Damages the Brain.” As part of the campaign, members of the coalition put together a video to help communicate […]

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