Over the past 20 years, heroin and crack cocaine have become a big problem in Connecticut. The state has become a transit point for drugs from New York to the rest of the East Coast and Canada.
Cocaine enters the state from New York City. Most users in Connecticut use crack cocaine because it is readily available and cheaper than powder cocaine. Heroin rivals cocaine because of its easy accessibility, strength and affordability.
Methamphetamine use is increasing in Connecticut. Rave parties have contributed to the upswing in methamphetamine use and abuse.
Club drugs come into Connecticut from New York City. MDMA has become a problem for law enforcement in Connecticut. It has become common among high school and college students. Club drugs are cheap ($20-30 per tablet) and used at club parties.
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem. Oxycodone, Ritalin, Xanax and Diazepam are among the most abused prescription medications in Connecticut.
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For more information on state-funded treatment in Connecticut
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services at
410 Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 341431,
Hartford, Connecticut 06134,
or Toll free 800-446-7348
New London 860-447-2190
Call (860) 973-2355