VIDEO: Stories from Connecticut, Struggles from the Opioid Epidemic

Screenshot from Dept of Justice video: The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut.

Screenshot from Dept of Justice video: The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut.

“We cannot arrest ourselves out of this problem. Addiction is a disease,” said US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Deirdre Daly in the video: The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut.

Heroin and opioid addiction have exploded into a statewide crisis here in Connecticut.  The lives of those addicted and their families are being destroyed by this epidemic.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is dedicating significant resources to help the medical and law-enforcement communities stamp out this deadly scourge.

This short film features parents who have lost children to drug overdoses, a young man who shares a courageous story of recovery, as well as doctors and law enforcement officials working on the front lines to end this widespread public health crisis.


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