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Wolcott is a largely residential town in New Haven County. Substance misuse and addiction are public health concerns in Wolcott just as they are in nearly every other part of Connecticut and the U.S.
Opioid use has been an ongoing health concern in Connecticut as a whole and has led to many drug overdoses in the state. Between 2014 and the end of 2018, the number of opioid overdoses in Connecticut nearly doubled.1 In 2014 a total of 492 residents died from an opioid overdose, and in 2018, the death toll rose to 945.1
There were no opioid-related overdoses in Wolcott during the same period until 2018, when one person died from an overdose.1 In February 2021, Wolcott police seized 370 bags of heroin that were mixed with fentanyl and more than four ounces of marijuana during a roadside arrest.2 All these drugs had been packaged and ready to sell.2 That same year, an estimated 53.5 people per 100,000 residents in New Haven County died from a drug overdose, which made it the county with the second highest rate of drug overdoses in Connecticut.3
People in Wolcott who need professional treatment for substance use disorders have access to 11 rehab facilities within 5 miles of town in Waterbury.4 Three of these facilities offer drug and alcohol detox services, and 3 facilities offer residential rehab programs.4 All 11 facilities offer dual diagnosis therapy for people with co-occurring mental health disorders, and 8 facilities offer telemedicine for those who want to receive recovery support online or over the telephone.4
Wolcott residents with opioid use disorder have the option of receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using methadone at 2 nearby facilities, and MAT using buprenorphine at 9 nearby facilities.4 Nine facilities also offer MAT using naltrexone for people who need treatment for alcohol and/or opioid use disorder.4
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are drug and alcohol support groups that can provide people in recovery with an added layer of community support on top of professional treatment.5 These peer support groups are free and widely available throughout New Haven County, including in and near Wolcott.
AA meetings in Wolcott are available 7 days a week.6 The majority of these meetings convene at All Saints Episcopal Church on 282 Bound Line Road, though AA members also have the option of attending these meetings online.6 Residents in Wolcott who want to attend a local AA meeting can access an updated schedule on the official website for the Area 11 Alcoholics Anonymous Connecticut General Service Committee.6
There is one NA meeting in Wolcott, which takes place Sunday evenings at Wolcott Activities and Learning Center on 48 Todd Road; 7 other NA groups meet nearby in Waterbury.7 Wolcott residents who want to attend a virtual or in-person NA meeting can access an updated schedule on the official NA website.7