CURRENT NEWS

New 800 Helpline for opioid addiction services

March 11, 2016

Opioid addiction is a serious problem. Fortunately there's help. Here's a new number for people to call: 1-800-563-4086

Callers will be linked to walk-in assessment centers 24/7. Callers also will get a follow-up call by trained staff to determine if they were able to connect to necessary services.

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Bill To Fight Opioid Epidemic Advances

March 4, 2016

New legislation (HB 5053) requires that municipalities update their existing emergency medical services plan to ensure that the primary emergency response provider on the scene of an emergency call is equipped with and prepared to administer the overdose reversing drug naloxone and has been appropriately trained to do so. It also prohibits commercial health carriers from requiring prior authorization for coverage of naloxone.

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Gresko Joins Forum On Opioid Epidemic

March 3, 2016

Representative Joe Gresko and his legislative colleagues discuss the epidemic of opioids and what needs to be done to combat the nationwide problem during a forum he helped organize in Shelton.

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Gresko Appears On Meet The Leaders

March 3, 2016

Rep. Joe Gresko of Stratford discusses issues facing the state and his town on Cablevision’s public affairs program, Meet The Leaders.

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