“People label the drug addict who is using. But they are good kids who have a problem, who have a sickness that affects every single person in the family”. ~Dorrie Carolan
United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1
2-1-1- is Connecticut’s free information and referral service. Simply by dialing 2-1-1, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis, including issues of substance abuse.
Newtown Youth and Family Services
Provides several services to parents and children in town. Counseling services for dealing with substance abuse are available.
Newtown Social Services
A Town of Newtown department which provides assistance, information and referral to area resources, and includes supportive counseling, advocacy, and crisis intervention.
Al-Anon and Alateen is for families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings are on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 pm at St. Rose Education Center. Other meetings can be found by calling Connecticut Al-Anon & Alateen answering service at:
The weekly meeting schedule can be found in the Newtown Bee, or by calling 203-825-5410 for information about Connecticut’s District 9, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield & Sherman.
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
The mission of the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is to improve the quality of life of the people of Connecticut by providing an integrated network of comprehensive, effective and efficient mental health and addiction services.
Agency Number 860-418-7000 or Toll free 1-800-446-7348