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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, […]
October 7, 2016

City of Hartford Department of Health & Human Services In Collaboration with GHHRC will be hosting a COMMUNITY FORUM Regarding Opioid Overdose Awareness & Prevention

City of Hartford Department of Health & Human Services In Collaboration with Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc. Invite you to join us for a Community […]
July 27, 2016

Lil Dope Fiend – Overdose Prevent Guide is Now Digital

GHHRC has digitized the Lil Dope Fiend – Overdose Prevention Guide Feel free to check it out and send us any comments.
May 3, 2016
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“Standing In The Gap” – Lauren from Enfield

Friday April 29th Lauren of Enfield Speaks to the benefits of Harm Reduction. She describes her experience reversing two overdoses over the last month. Harm Reduction […]