Opioid abuse and addiction has become a big focus in recent months, and Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington) recently voiced his support for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services statewide 800 number.
Zoni said that the service can be called by residents seeking help or information on opioid treatment and services.
“I want to commend the department for making this number available to the public 24 hours a day,” Rep. Zoni said in a press release. “We are all aware that opioid abuse and addiction has become not only a statewide problem, but is a serious concern in virtually every community, no matter where we live.”
Residents will be linked to walk-in assessment centers by calling 1-800-563-4086 or by visiting the department website.
Residents seeking treatment and services for opioid abuse can go to any of the state’s walk-in assessment centers where they will be evaluated. At the assessment center, it will be determined which course of treatment and services the individual is eligible for, what will work best for them and address any insurance-related issues.
“Please do not hesitate to call the number if you or a relative or a friend is in need of help,” Zoni said said in the release. “Treatment works and this addiction problem is not going away.”