Impact of opiates on Northwest Connecticut detailed in new report

This story was written by Ben Lambert and originally published in the Register Citizen. TORRINGTON >> The number of individuals admitted to treatment programs administered by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services “where the primary drug at admission was an opioid” increased from 679 in 2012 to 1,425 in 2016 — a 110 percent jump. In response to the ever-growing opioid crisis, … Continue reading Impact of opiates on Northwest Connecticut detailed in new report

Yale School of Medicine holds symposium in New Haven on Connecticut opioid crisis

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez.  NEW HAVEN >> The country’s two previous opioid epidemics led to changes in federal laws and policy, but had other unintended effects that likely are helping to fuel the current drug crisis, according to a Yale professor. Yale University School of Public Health epidemiology and pharmacology professor Robert … Continue reading Yale School of Medicine holds symposium in New Haven on Connecticut opioid crisis

Malloy applauds Connecticut House passing bill targeting opioid crisis

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register  HARTFORD >> The state’s House of Representatives unanimously voted Thursday to approve legislation introduced by Gov. Dannel Malloy addressing the state’s opioid crisis. A release from Malloy’s office on Thursday said the governor applauded the bipartisan vote to move forward legislation with several provisions aimed to help combat the state’s opioid crisis. The release came … Continue reading Malloy applauds Connecticut House passing bill targeting opioid crisis

Mom whose son died of heroin overdose leads Color Run/Walk in Guilford

This article was written by Sarah Page Kyrcz and was originally published in the New Haven Register. GUILFORD >> Sue Kruczek remembers when just getting out of bed was a struggle, putting one foot down on the floor at a time and facing each day with trepidation. A lot has changed over the last three and a half years. “Now when I get up I … Continue reading Mom whose son died of heroin overdose leads Color Run/Walk in Guilford

DeLauro: $5.5 million grant will help Connecticut battle opioid crisis; now lawmakers must do their part

This story was originally published in The Middletown Press and written by Cassandra Day.  MIDDLETOWN >> U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro may have been in town to extol a $5.5 million grant to help the state’s efforts to curb the ballooning opioid crisis, but those most heartened by the news Tuesday morning were the unidentified Rushford clients who sat quietly in the crowd. Afterward, one woman … Continue reading DeLauro: $5.5 million grant will help Connecticut battle opioid crisis; now lawmakers must do their part

New Haven police concerned about loitering, crime around Hill addiction treatment facility

  This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Anna Bisaro.  NEW HAVEN >> While loitering is not illegal in New Haven, there are heightened concerns within the New Haven Police Department and the community about the number of people that can be seen hanging around 495 Congress Ave. on a regular basis. “We constantly get complaints from the … Continue reading New Haven police concerned about loitering, crime around Hill addiction treatment facility

New Haven program uses faith, immersive support to help people end substance abuse

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and written by Anna Bisaro.  NEW HAVEN >> John Zurlo sat with his eyes closed as seven men and one woman placed their hands on his shoulders to pray together on a recent day in a brightly lit room that was decorated with blue balloons and streamers. The eight praying aloud had walked the same … Continue reading New Haven program uses faith, immersive support to help people end substance abuse