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Opioid Education and Family Support Groups (OEFS)

Opioid Education and Family Support Groups are being held throughout the state for adult and young adult (age 16 and older) family members and other loved ones of individuals who are misusing opioids (including heroin) or have an opioid use disorder. Meetings include an educational component, discussion and mutual support.Topics may include basic information about opioid use disorder, overdose prevention, Medication Assisted Treatment, co-occurring mental health disorders, self-help groups for addiction and for co-occurring disorders, family dynamics, and self-care as well as other topics suggested by group members.

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This initiative is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 21st Century Cures Act (2017 State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant) through the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.