On the February 20, 2016 episode of the MetroHartford Alliance's 'Pulse of the Region' radio show, we spoke with Patricia Rehmer, Senior Vice President of the Behavioral Health Network at Hartford HealthCare, about the prescription opioid crisis here in Connecticut and across the nation. We learned about rising rates of illicit drug use and the brain pathways that make prescription opioids especially dangerous. We also spoke with Amy Cunningham, Executive Director of the Connecticut Health Council, about the Council's 'Did You Know' campaign to raise awareness of the health sector's impact in our State. Click here to listen now
For a list of statewide resources for prescription drug and heroin abuse, click here
For a list of medication-assisted treatment facilities in the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, click here.