Opioid Addiction 2017

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With CT Drug Overdose Deaths Still Climbing, Darien Health Director Asks State to Start Mandatory Reporting

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Deaths from drug overdoses, primarily opioids like heroin, rose to 900 statewide in 2016 and are expected to reach 1,000 this year, and Darien Health Director David Knauf is proposing that overdose incidents (fatal or not fatal) be reported to each local health director. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sports Injuries Are Inevitable, But Beware of the Slippery Slope to Addiction

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With sports, comes injuries; with injuries, come pain relievers, and prescription opioids are very good ones; but with prescription opioids comes the risk of addiction, and school athletes may have vulnerabilities that make them more likely to get an addiction, a panel of experts told a crowd Tuesday in Greenwich. (more…) Continue Reading →

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