Opioid Crisis Information

Opioid Crisis:

The misuse of prescription medication and opioid-based drugs has increased significantly over the years to become a public health concern in Connecticut. This misuse or abuse includes taking these medications in higher doses than prescribed, for a purpose other than that for which it was prescribed, or taking a medication that was prescribed for another person or obtained off the streets. Opioid overdose is often characterized by a decrease in breathing rate which if not quickly addressed leads to death. (CT DPH, 2019)

What is naloxone and where can it be obtained?

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a prescription medication that reverses opioid overdoses. It is a safe and easy to use medication that you can get from your doctor or a certified pharmacist. (CT DMHAS, 2019)

https://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2902&q=509650

See below link to learn about Windsor CT pharmacies that handle naloxone;

https://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Drug-Control-Division/Drug-Control/Naloxone-Pharmacies

List of pharmacies in Windsor CT:

Stop & Shop
1095 Kennedy Road
Windsor Ct 06095
(860) 688-1744
Price Chopper
675 Poquonock Ave
Windsor Ct 06095
(860) 687-1910
Target/CVS
1075 Kennedy Road
Windsor Ct 06095
(860) 907-3069
CVS Pharmacy
219 Broad Street
Windsor Ct 06095
(860) 298-5925
CVS Pharmacy
484 Windsor Ave
Windsor Ct 06095
(860) 947-5078

The Windsor Health Department recommends you contact individual pharmacies to inquire about the availability of naloxone.

There are numerous resources available to educate the public concerning opioid overdose prevention, and harm reduction. Please visit the below links to obtain more information.

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