The May issue of Connecticut Medicine, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), “Finding Hope in the Battle Against the Opioid Overdose Crisis,” highlights some of the innovative strategies Connecticut’s medical community is forging to tackle this public health crisis and features dozens of experts from across the state.
Guest editor, J. Craig Allen, MD, Medical Director of Rushford and Vice President of Addiction Services at Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network, wrote an article about the opioid overdose crisis in Connecticut.
ABSTRACT – In October of 2017, the impact of the opioid crisis on the nation led the Department of Health and Human Services to declare it a public health emergency. Across the country, states have moved, to varying degrees, to confront this challenge. In Connecticut, media coverage, community efforts, medical and para-medical involvement, and political action are being mobilized against this very real threat.