Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opiate analgesic similar to but more potent than morphine. It is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, or to manage pain after surgery.Download document
The medication naloxone is a safe, highly effective rescue medicine for opioid overdose, a leading cause of death worldwide. Naloxone is administered in most countries today by health professionals and, in a growing number of places, by trained peers.Download document
The Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition (GHHRC) was officially formed in March of 2014 by a group of individuals dedicated to serving the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Working in Connecticut and the Hartford Region for many years, the group has been witness to, and participated in grass roots efforts that demanded the type of action, resources, policy change, and the quality of the services that made CT a leader in harm reduction. Because of these types of efforts, CT is home to one of the first needle exchange programs in the country, among the first to approve pharmacy syringe access, and has procured significant state funding for needle exchange and other harm reduction programs.