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West Haven is a coastal city of Long Island Sound in southern Connecticut. It is part of New Haven County, which has been battling problems with addiction and drug overdose for many years.
In 2014, a total of 5 people in West Haven died from a drug overdose, though that number rose to 14 in 2015.1 The number of drug overdose deaths in West Haven rose again in 2016 to 18, before dropping to 14 in 2017 and 9 in 2018.1
In 2017, West Haven ranked 9th among the Connecticut cities and towns with the highest number of people killed by drug overdoses.2 That year, the city held a Black Balloon Day to raise awareness about opioid addiction and overdose in West Haven and other Connecticut cities.2
In 2021, the number of drug overdoses in New Haven County was still relatively high, as 53.5 people per 100,000 residents in the county died from a drug overdose.3 This made New Haven County the county with the second highest rate of drug overdoses in Connecticut.3
West Haven is home to 3 drug and alcohol rehab facilities that offer addiction treatment services.4 Of the 343 treatment centers in Connecticut, the number of facilities in West Haven makes up just under 1%.
All 3 facilities offer outpatient rehab programs and behavioral therapies for addiction.4 There are another 15 drug and alcohol rehab centers within 5 miles of West Haven in New Haven.4 Four of these facilities offer detoxification services, 3 facilities offer residential rehab programs, and 1 facility offers hospital inpatient treatment.4
People in West Haven with opioid use disorder have access to 230 practitioners within 5 miles who are licensed to prescribe buprenorphine in an outpatient setting.5 Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs using buprenorphine are offered at 16 facilities within 5 miles of West Haven, and MAT using methadone is offered at 9 nearby facilities.4 MAT using naltrexone for people with alcohol and/or opioid use disorder is offered at 14 nearby facilities.4
Drug and alcohol support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) give people in recovery from substance use disorders an added layer of community support to help them achieve long-term abstinence.6 AA and NA meetings can complement professional addiction treatment programs and are free and easily accessible including in and near West Haven.6
There are a large number of AA meetings in West Haven that take place 7 days a week.7 The majority of these meetings assemble at 12 Step Club on 337 Main Street.7 All other AA meetings in West Haven assemble at local churches.7 Residents who want to attend one of these AA meetings can check out the full schedule on the official website for the Area 11 Alcoholics Anonymous Connecticut General Service Committee.7
There are 18 NA meetings in and near West Haven including in New Haven and East Haven.8 Some of these meetings are also available virtually for those who want to join from the privacy of their homes.8 NA meetings in the city of West Haven all assemble at the Church of the Holy Spirit on 28 Church Street.8 People in West Haven who want to attend a nearby NA meeting can access an updated schedule on the official NA website.8