Conversations About The Opioid Epidemic in Connecticut & Beyond.

Please take a moment to listen to our interviews with President & CEO of the Governor's Prevention Partnership in Connecticut Jill Spineti on the opioid epidemic in our state and Expert Dr Craig Allen on the Opiod Crisis in CT. 


 

Did you know that every year drug overdoses kill more people than car accidents? When prescription or illicit opioids are involved, that’s more than 30,000 lives lost. 

Every year. But you can help change this. 

Most people who abuse opioids don’t have a prescription for a legitimate medical need. So never take an opioid unless your doctor prescribed it for you. And then only take it exactly as your doctor directed.

Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, Falling. 

Store all your medicines securely, and once you’ve finished using them, dispose of unused or left-over medicine the right way, by visiting a community drug take-back program.

And if you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, get help by calling 1-800-563-4086.

Addiction is a disease and everyone deserves a chance to get the care they need.

An important public health message from The Governor’s Prevention Partnership and Purdue Pharma.

www.PreventionWorksCT.org

iHeartCommunities talks to Expert Dr Craig Allen on the Opioid Crisis in CT

J. Craig Allen, MD, Medical Director - Rushford

Dr. Allen is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Addiction Medicine specialist and the Medical Director for Rushford. He is on the state of Connecticut’s Alcohol and Drug Policy Council (ADPC), Advisory board for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the substance abuse expert for the CT Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Allen is the president elect for CT Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and in 2016 he was named to the Medical Director’s Institute of the National Council for Behavioral Health.

 

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