Deadly Addiction: Heroin
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.
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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.
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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.
Run to raise money for fund, named after overdose victim, that helps provide mental health services to youths
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.
A 23-year-old Hartford man who provided the heroin and fentanyl that led to Kyleigh Manfredi's death in Norwich was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 46 months in prison, followed by five years supervised release.
The Waterford man accused of fleeing in his car Monday afternoon after striking a woman and the stroller carrying her 2-year-old daughter on Greentree Drive was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, according to a police report.
A federal judge sentenced Melvin Correa to five months in prison, time already served, and five years of supervised release for selling fentanyl connected overdose deaths in East Hartford, Manchester, Montville, and Southington.
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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.
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.