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Governor Lamont Announces New Statewide Efforts to Confront Opioid Addiction and Save Lives

State Launches Smartphone App to Assist with Overdose and a Public Awareness Campaign to Educate Residents on Opioid Misuse and Encourage Treatment (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, the Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) today announced new coordinated efforts to confront and prevent the increase … Continue reading

February 17, 2020 News

Opioid Substance Use Treatment Options in Connecticut

Opioids are pain killers that can be highly addictive if abused and/or misused, and are in the form of heroin or prescription drugs (e.g., Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycontin).  According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2017 the number of overdose deaths involving opioids was six times higher than in 1999.   In Connecticut, … Continue reading

February 17, 2020 Research & Data