Parent Connection works closely with many of our local organizations to help families in the throes of addiction.
If you or a loved one is in crisis please contact us. We are here to support you an to help you put you in touch with the right people.
Al-Anon Family Groups
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
Alcoholics Anonymous Answering Service
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. They offer the same help to anyone who has a drinking problem and wants to do something about it. Since they are all alcoholics themselves, they have a special understanding of each other. They know what the illness feels like – and they have learned how to recover from it in AA.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
CT DMHAS Substance Abuse Treatment Hotline and Resources
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.
211 of Connecticut
2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone. 2-1-1 is fully certified in crisis intervention by the American Association of Suicidology and is certified by The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). AIRS is the professional association for over 1,200 community Information and Referral (I&R) providers.
Resources to help teens to STOP Vaping:
Text DITCHVAPE to 88709; this is Truthinitiative.org’s text support to help for young people
Text VAPEFREECT to 88709; this is the state of Connecticut’s quit vaping text support resource
And https://teen.smokefree.gov/quit-vaping US Department of Health & Human Services resources