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Recovery Navigators - Peer Outreach Workers Focused on Your Health



You Are Not Alone

NLC Cares is on your side. When you call or text us, we'll connect you to one of our Recovery Navigators who can help you find and access local resources. Whether you need information on how to get naloxone or want to know more about medication to treat opioid use disorder, our Recovery Navigators are here to help.

Help for Your Loved Ones

Are you the friend or family member of someone struggling with opioid disorder? We offer assistance for you, too. Our Recovery Navigators can help you broach the topic, pass along resources for your loved one, and understand how to be there for them without judgment — giving them the best shot at a successful health.


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 crisisWTNH.com - 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