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The United States is in the midst of a public health crisis. More than 59,000 people are believed to have died from drug overdose in 2016, an increase of nearly 20 percent from the previous year. Most of these deaths are caused by opioids like prescription painkillers, heroin and the potent synthetic drug fentanyl.

The Trump administration has said that addressing the opioid epidemic is a top priority. On Aug. 10, President Trump declared opioid use and overdose a national emergency. If the White House is serious about this problem, there is a simple step it should take as soon as possible to save thousands of lives.

A vast majority of opioid deaths are preventable if the person overdosing is given naloxone, a safe, easy-to-use and relatively inexpensive drug that has successfully reversed tens of thousands of overdoses over the years. <Read More>

August 24, 2017

A Simple Move to Save Thousands of Lives From Overdose

The United States is in the midst of a public health crisis. More than 59,000 people are believed to have died from drug overdose in 2016, […]
July 21, 2017

Old Addictions, New Hope!

Safe injection sites save lives and promote recovery, this strategy is already in use and proven effective in other countries.   Doctors, Police and drug users […]
May 23, 2017

GHHRC on CPTV’s Life Lessons: Facing Down Opioid Addiction hosted by Diane Smith…

Here are a few photos that you might enjoy from​ ​Thurs​day evening​ 5/18 at the taping of CPTV’s Life Lessons: Facing Down Opioid Addiction hosted by Diane […]
May 22, 2017

Community Forum Opioid Overdose Awareness and Prevention Part 4: Medication Assisted Treatment & A Community Conversation – Recap

 City of Hartford Dept. of Health & Human Services In Collaboration with the Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc. Invite you to join us for a […]