MORR (Meriden Opioid Referral for Recovery)

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MORR — funded by a four-year, $2 million federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) — provides first responders with Narcan to reverse the effects of opioid overdose.

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First responders are then empowered to connect appropriate people with the Rushford MORR team for follow-up assessment, clinical treatment and case management services that are critical in the days after an overdose.
Since the program launched in 2019, it has seen 150 referrals.

Direct Access to Trained Clinicians

Rushford provides direct access to a clinician who guides the individual on their path to recovery. In addition, Rushford provides clients in the MORR program with a case manager.

Rushford also offers a peer trained Recovery Support Specialist as well as a bilingual case manager for Meriden’s large Spanish-speaking population. The team provides support, connecting people to needed resources and assisting with any other needs the individual may have.

Connection to Services

MORR is designed to work with adults and adolescents in the City of Meriden who have recently experienced an overdose or are struggling with addiction. MORR works with the individual affected by the overdose as well as families. MORR staff will provide support and can connect family members, spouses, or friends to services in order to help begin their recovery process. MORR will connect people to clinical treatment as well as an array of community support services. This may include connection to community groups such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al Anon, and SMART Recovery.


Prevention offers education training, including Narcan training and Mental Health First Aid Training to the community as well as all Meriden first responders. Prevention engages the community with Educational Empowerment Forums, presentations and speakers. We provide prevention programming to the youth in the city of Meriden with the goal of delaying the onset of any substance use and increase resiliency among youth. Prevention creates social marketing campaigns to increase awareness and promote the use of our medication drop box located in the lobby of the Meriden Police Department.

How do I access MORR?

A majority of MORR’s referrals will come from first responders in the City of Meriden. You can also access MORR by going to your local police department or fire department and inquiring about the MORR program.

If you know someone who is in need of mental health and substance use treatment, please feel free to contact our Access Center at 1.877.577.3233.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call 911 or Rushford’s Crisis Hotline at 1.800.567.0902.



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