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.

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New ordinance to open sober homes to inspections in New London

The 30 or more sober homes operating within the city are expected to move out of the shadows in the coming months with new city regulations that mandate a license.

Waterford police: Hit-and-run driver was under influence of drugs, alcohol

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.

Library director puts newly stocked Narcan to use in Norwich

When Executive Director Robert Farwell stocked Otis Library with an overdose-reversal drug last month, he did so hoping he wouldn’t have to use it at all, let alone a few weeks later.

New alliance aims for greater oversight of sober homes

As legislation addressing the quality of sober homes sits on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk, nonprofit Community Speaks Out has inked a deal that will make it a major player should the bill become law.

The rise and fall of a New London sober living operation

When he started a sober living operation on Prest Street last summer, Clarence “Chuck” Montgomery could not have imagined the year ahead of him.

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OPINION

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.

Seeking fiscal support for sober house effort

Making sure those in recovery have the information they need to pick a quality sober house is a big, but worthwhile challenge.

Cautious on court reform

Whether the judicial process can be improved when it comes to providing help rather than prison for drug addicts is a worthwhile discussion to have.

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