Deadly Addiction: Heroin

Faith, recovery and sharing a way of life for Norwich man

Faith, recovery and sharing a way of life for Norwich man

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.

GALLERIES: Deadly Addiction: Heroin

Providence man found guilty of heroin trafficking in southeastern Connecticut

Authorities began investigating after several heroin overdoses in southeastern Connecticut, including two deaths involving a heroin and fentanyl mix in January 2016.

Lamont continues focus on second chances with criminal justice recommendations

Gov. Ned Lamont's budget recommendations for criminal justice agencies appear to follow the playbook of the previous administration, focusing on a reduction in crime, declining prison population and second chances.

Data: Opioid overdoses may be stabilizing in Connecticut

Data from 38 Connecticut emergency departments show the state’s opioid overdose crisis may be stabilizing, the state Department of Public Health said this week.

Retired librarian's book details lives of local sex workers

A retired Connecticut College librarian who spent 10 years paying women not for sex but to tell their stories has published a revised version of the book he wrote about the experience.

Woman charged in Sprague, Willimantic robberies

State police on Friday filed additional charges against the suspected accomplice in a string of armed robberies at convenience stores in Windham and Sprague.

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Need for teen program shows extent of crisis

The program, which combines intensive therapy along with medication-assisted treatment, aims to prevent youth from falling deeper into addiction’s throes.

Continuing local progress in opioid fight

The ultimate measure of a new state law, a New London city ordinance, and a voluntary certification program for sober homes will be whether more addicts survive re-entry into daily life.

Story of hope

George Walker has moved forward, one day at a time, as have millions like him.

A crisis around which nation can unite

In our region and in our state important steps are being taken to confront the opioid crisis, but a national effort must start from the top.

Treat opioid crisis as a national emergency

In a recent report, the commission, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, urged President Trump to declare a national emergency. He should.

Opioid plague demands more federal attention

If 50,000 Americans were dying annually of food poisoning, terrorism or shark attacks, it would get action. But the overdose plague goes relatively unnoticed.

In addiction cases, treat the whole person

Connecticut already has a fairly robust system of social service, mental and physical health providers. They need to better coordinate their efforts.

Chipping away at opioid hold on youth

When a teenager or a very young adult is addicted, more future is at stake. A new federal grant will be applied to recovery services for youth in New London and Norwich.

Another step forward

In addressing the passage of the bill, Gov. Malloy was on target in calling the opioid issue “a complex crisis that does not have one root cause, nor does it have simple solution.” But the legislation approved in the recent session is part of the solution.

Draft drugmakers for war on opioid abuse

Endangering of federal funds to treat opioid abuse signals that it's time to look for more allies. Number one should be companies profiting from the sale of opiate painkillers, as called for in Senate bill.

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