The CT opioid epidemic is on track to have more than 1,000 fatal overdoses by the end of the year. This is unacceptable. We need to raise awareness and start the conversations to prevent future deaths caused by opioids. Listen here as Renee DiNino , On Air Personality The River 105.9 and Director of Community Affairs & On Air Community Programming for iHeartMedia Hartford & iHeartMedia New Haven along with Jennifer Straub, iHeartCommunties Assistant share personal stories and ask for your participation on an upcoming iHeartCommunites show.
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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.
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 takeback 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.