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states for illicit drug dependency among young adults.

Heroin is the most commonly cited drug in admissions for treatment at Connecticut facilities.
In 2010 more than 8,000 individuals were admitted for Heroin addiction.

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Like many states, the majority of Connecticut residents suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction.  Alcohol is the most frequently cited abused substance; however cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and club drugs such as Ecstasy are also commonly abused.  The majority of the 51,983 people admitted to a Connecticut drug and alcohol treatment programs in 2010, cited abuse of heroin and alcohol, followed by alcohol and marijuana.

The majority of addicts are in denial that they have a problem. Often addicts will ignore the pleas of friends and family members to seek help.  For this reason, loved ones of an addict will stage an intervention to make the addict realize they need help. An important part of an intervention is a planned treatment program. It is strongly recommended that part of this program is a medically supervised detox.  This should be conducted by specialized medical and psychiatric professionals before the treatment for the addiction starts.

Connecticut offers many drug rehab centers, which can make it difficult to choose the best one for you or your loved one.  There are many considerations that must be made beforehand. The person who is looking for a Connecticut drug rehabilitation center should have a list of criteria that he or she finds extremely important for a drug rehabilitation facility.


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