VIDEO: Stories from Connecticut, Struggles with the Opioid Epidemic

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“We cannot arrest ourselves out of this problem. Addiction is a disease,” said Deirdre Daly, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, in the video: The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut.

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Image from U.S. Justice Department video, “The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut”

Heroin and opioid addiction have exploded into a statewide crisis here in Connecticut.  The lives of those addicted and their families are being destroyed by this epidemic.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is dedicating significant resources to help the medical and law-enforcement communities stamp out this deadly scourge.

This short film (below) features parents who have lost children to drug overdoses, a young man who shares a courageous story of recovery, as well as doctors and law enforcement officials working on the front lines to end this widespread public health crisis.

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— This article previously was published by GreenwichFreePress.com.

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The video lasts 15 minutes. Here it is: