News & Updates
December 21, 2021
Can you get all of these correct? (Answers below)

1. According to the CDC, the most dangerous months of the year for drug and alcohol related deaths are..

a. October, November, & December
b. November, December, & January
c. December, January, & March
d. March, April, & May
e. May, June, & July

2. According to American Addictions Center survey, ____% of respondents said they drank more than their usual amount during the holidays.

a. 29%
b. 34%
c. 38%
d. 46%
e. 52%

3. According to American Addictions Center survey, ____% of respondents reported that they had higher levels of depression during the holidays

a. 10%
b. 16%
c. 21%
d. 25%
e. 33%

4. According to American Addictions Center survey, ____% of respondents reported being moderately anxious during the holidays

a. 40%
b. 49%
c. 56%
d. 62%
e. 69%


  1. c.
  2. a.
  3. d.
  4. d.
December Meeting Minutes
Here are the minutes from our December 14 2021 meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Lauren.

Monthly Meetings

A survey was sent out last month to get coalition members' opinions on when the best meeting time would be and in what setting they should be held.

After reviewing results, an overwhelming amount stated that keeping the meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. is the best. We will also keep the meetings hybrid so you can attend either in person or online via Zoom.

Here is the schedule for the 2022 meetings:

Officials From The Connecticut Overdose Response Strategy And The Department of Public Health Issue Warning About The Possible Dangers Of Marijuana With Fentanyl

There have been several reports in Connecticut about marijuana possibly being mixed with fentanyl. There have been other reports of similar situations in Michigan, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

Fentanyl overdoses become No. 1 cause of death among US adults, ages 18-45: 'A national emergency'

More adults between 18 and 45 died of fentanyl overdoses in 2020 than COVID-19, motor vehicle accidents, cancer and suicide.

CADCA's 32nd Annual National Leadership Forum

What is the purpose behind Forum?

To help increase collaboration and positive impacts by our coalitions nationwide, CADCA is holding its 32nd National Leadership Forum, including SAMHSA’s 18th Annual Prevention Day. CADCA’s Forum is the premier and largest training event for community-based substance use and misuse prevention leaders – and now, more than ever, you’ll find training, resources and connections at your fingertips to create healthy, safe and drug-free communities at home.

Forum Offers:

Training from top experts in the field
Information, tools and strategies to take your prevention work to the next level
The latest science, news and trends on substance misuse issues
Connections to members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day
The opportunity to network with thousands of advocates passionate about prevention
Specialized youth leadership training
The historic sights and modern attractions of our nation’s capital.

If you are interested in attending this great training opportunity, please get in contact with Lauren.

Fill Out Coalition Membership Agreement

All members who have filled out a coalition membership form are considered members and have voting rights. If you have not filled out a membership form, please do so.