Fifty-two year old Frank Novajovsky heads up the local chapter of Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based recovery program at the Stedfast Baptist Church in Groton. This year, he also has been involved in a community effort to help those addicted to opioids, attending vigils and offering help and prayer.
Samuel Browning said he volunteered to analyze death certificates and meet with families to learn about the 33 city residents who died by overdose last year.
Ten teams will take to the baseball diamond at Washington Park wearing shirts that display the names and ages at death of people who lost their lives to opioid overdoses.
As Connecticut residents continue to die from opioid overdoses at an alarming rate, there is some consensus in the medical community that being able to share health records electronically across the entire state would help fight the epidemic.
United Community and Family Services will receive a federal grant of $289,250 to combat the opioid crisis.
The city saw eight fatal overdoses in the first half of this year compared to 19 in the first half of 2017 — a number officials hope will keep dropping as they introduce new programs to fight addiction.
One of the first orders of business will be to look at programs currently available to help defendants who are dependent on drugs, according to the agenda.
The city’s Planning Department rescinded its zoning approval for an opioid addiction treatment facility on Montauk Avenue after a second look at the group’s mission statement.
Bethsaida Community, a nonprofit that helps women who are low-income, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, has received a $200,000 grant to launch a substance abuse program first envisioned early last year.
The state could see fewer overdose deaths this year than last even as the powerful opioid fentanyl becomes increasingly prevalent, state Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill said Thursday.
Anyone who is touched by addiction or interested in learning more is invited to the Matt's Mission event, which is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Park in Jewett City.
As a Madison-based addiction treatment center prepares to expand to the city, a Guilford resident who lost her brother to the disease is using art to spread the word.
The Opioid Action Team of Southeastern Connecticut again is hosting an Overdose Awareness Day event at Williams Park on Friday.
A driver is facing several charges after police say his Jeep struck several other vehicles Saturday, sending five people to the hospital with injuries.
More than a dozen city employees and city officials took part in the second round of training to administer the opioid overdose-reversing drug Narcan Thursday.
Friends of Lebro Mei said that as messed up as he was as a result of the drug habit he tried many times to kick, he was a genuine person who didn't deserve what happened to him on May 7, 2018.
Woman located in East Lyme after New London police issue public appeal for help finding her.
A Lisbon man died of a drug overdose last month, less than three weeks after he completed a court-ordered drug treatment program.
A website that makes it easier to find addiction treatment has come to Connecticut, and Ada Haines, state chair of the national nonprofit that created it, hopes it’s just one step toward curbing overdose deaths here.
Halfway through a four-year grant that targets drug and alcohol use, the city is revamping its marketing strategy to save money and better reach young people who could fall into addiction.
Eric Lindquist, 28, says he had as much chance of winning Powerball as losing his closest family members under these circumstances.
A New London man was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in federal prison for his role in a heroin-trafficking ring in the region, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut has announced.
A Groton man has been sentenced to two years in prison for selling drugs to a victim who later died of an overdose in April 2017.
For the second straight year, Saturday’s Midsummer 5K Run & Walk will benefit a fund named after Tim Buckley, a town native whose infectious personality impacted hundreds before he fatally overdosed on heroin last year at 22.
Norwich Youth and Family Services received a $7,500 grant to train and equip 100 people with the opioid overdose reversal drug, Narcan.
Firefighters and one resident used more doses of Narcan last month than in any other month since April 2015, possibly signaling an increase of fentanyl in the local supply.