New London County Coordinated Access, Resources, Engagement & Support - NLC CARES

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Free Resources For People Living With Opioid Use Disorder


Since 2016, community partners including Ledge Light Health District, Alliance for Living and the City of New London have been working together to improve support for people living with opioid use disorder in New London County, Connecticut. Whether you need help accessing naloxone or syringe services, want to understand more about opioid use disorder and effective treatment or want to talk with one of our Recovery Navigators, you've come to the right place. Your community CARES about you. 

Contact Our Recovery Navigators

If you would like to talk with one of our peer Recovery Navigators, please call or text 860.333.3494. Whether you need access to medication or locally-specific information on harm reduction, we meet you where you are without judgment or bias and provide information and support to help you meet your personal health goals.

The DUH Podcast

Want to learn more about opioid use disorder, drug user health, harm reduction and a host of other topics? Tune into our Drug User Health podcast - with a new episode posted each month.

Contact us today at (860) 333-3494 or browse our website for free resources.


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(860) 333-3494

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New London County, CT


The NLC CARES Project and the Overdose Action Team has been featured in the several new outlets - helping to raise awareness and understanding about the overdose epidemic and what science tells us about substance use and health. Check us out here - or follow us on FaceBook - look for the Overdose Action Team of Southeastern Connecticut. 

News Links

November 8, 2019 - Team of 'recovery navigators' in New London help combat opioid - Watch the full interview!

September 5, 2019 - War on opioid crisis in New London County now includes house calls The Day

June 26, 2019 - Fentanyl Crisis Prompts Change in Treatment Strategies - Connecticut Health Investigation Team

May 17, 2019 - Firefighters now following up with those who overdose in New London - The Day

December 15, 2018 - Firefighters hope to follow up with those who overdose in New London AP News

December 8, 2018 - Grant to help Opioid Action Team expand services to Norwich - The Day

August 29, 2018 - Opioid Action Team to Host an Overdose Awareness and Prevention Event  The Resident

July 15, 2018 - Rescue by teamwork - The Day

May 6, 2018 - Recovery navigators helping people get into a drug treatment - The Day

February 27, 2018 - Strategically Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in New LondonPartnership for Strong Communities

June 1, 2017 - United in 'moment in time' against deadly addiction - The Day

May 30, 2017 - New London team reveals opioid action plan - The Day