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Lower Fairfield County Regional Action Council (LFCRAC) Epidemiologic Profile of Substance Use, Suicide & Problem Gambling, January 2013. Click here to download the report

National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, To read the 2012 results, go to: View HTM format of The NSDUH Report- Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health- Summary of National Findings

Trends in Adolescent Substance Use and Perception of Risk from Substance Use, January 2013. Click on the link below.

Underage Drinking Peaks in Summer, Says New Research from Caron Treatment Centers | Caron Pennsylvania June 27, 2013 Results Highlight Need for Parents to Convey Consistent Messages about Drinking Alcohol
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CT School Health Survey 2011 Results Click here to read the report.

Breaking the Cycle of Addiction. Childhood can and should be a time of wonder and discovery, when parents nurture, protect, and care for the precious gifts of life they have brought into the world. But for children of alcoholic parents, life often is filled with shame, suffering, and fear. These children may find themselves trapped by the same disease that affected their parents and grandparents unless there is outside intervention from caring adults in their lives.

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Connecticut State Epidemiological Work Group Source of Local, Regional and State Substance Abuse Data

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)  CESAR conducts policy-relevant research and evaluation studies, disseminates statistical and other information, assists in training students in substance abuse research methods and policy analysis, and provides technical assistance to agencies and organizations working in substance abuse related fields.

Study Predicts Big Increase in Addiction Among Older Americans. A new survey predicts that the number of Americans age 50 or older who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs will double by2020.

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Illicit Drug Use among Older Adults. Click here to read the report.

Report: $7 Gain for Every $1 Spent on Treatment. A recent study concludes that society earns $7 in benefits for every $1 spent on addiction treatment, including savings on medical care, mental-health services, and welfare payments, increased employment, and reductions in criminal activity.

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Misuse of Pharmaceuticals Sends Half Million to ER Each Year. A new federal study shows that more emergency-room (ER) visitsare caused by misuse of pharmaceuticals -- including over-the-counter and prescription drugs -- than by cocaine, marijuana, or other illicit drugs.

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One in Five Teens Misuse Prescription Drugs For the Third Straight Year. A Partnership for a Drug-Free America study has found that about 20 percent of U.S. teens havemisused prescription painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin,even as smoking and drinking decline.

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