REMINDER: There is a permanent Prescription drug collection box in the New Milford Police Department’s lobby. Drop off your unused/leftover/expired prescription drugs so that no one else has access to them. Easy drop off, no questions asked!
Family Resource Center Customize-able resource for families to prevent and treat substance abuse.
NIDA is a great resource for facts about specific drugs.
Drugfree.org is an amazing resource with tons of information and guidance, including a parent toolkit. They also have a parent help line: 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)
20 Minute Parent Guide: an online (or you can buy a print version) practical survival guide for any parent who is looking for guidance about how to help their child who is using substances (or engaging in other risky behaviors)
Opioid overdose: Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids include prescription medications (Vicodin, Oxycontin, etc)and illegal drugs such as heroin, with high overdose risk. For information about Naloxone in CT: CT DMHAS. Narcan kits can be obtained with a prescription from your doctor or pharmacist. OR Narcan kits can be obtained free, with a brief training, from AIDS Project Greater Danbury. Keep your eyes open for trainings!
The Medicine Abuse Project: Prescription Drug misuse, abuse, information, and resources.
Shatterproof: National organization committed to protecting children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by the disease through advocacy, education, and the Shatterproof Challenge.