"opioid abuse" tag

Area legislators support Malloy’s proposals to curb opioid addiction

Building on the milestone opioid addiction legislation passed last year, area legislators strongly supported Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s package of legislative reforms focusing on efforts to reduce the potential for people to become addicted to opioid medications that could cause a life-threatening overdose.

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-Fairfield)

Kupchick looks to help long-term addiction and mental health crisis

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-Fairfield) has proposed two insurance proposals this session to increase health care coverage for those who need long-term addiction and mental illness treatment.

Program Committee Chair Reini Knorr, Caryn Campbell of Fairfield Warde High School, former Coalition Co-Chairs and current members Wendy Bentivegna and State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Human and Social Services Director Terry Giegengack, Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones, First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Police Chief Gary MacNamara, Coalition Co-Chair Amanda Romaniello, Board of Education Chair Phil Dwyer, member and Adjunct Faculty, NYU School of Professional Studies Don Heymann, Deniquw Weidema-Lewis of Positive Directions, Coalition Secretary Dan Landry, Detective Beth Irizarry, Coalition Treasurer Sandra Began and Vanessa Montorsi of Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

Fairfield Cares announces leadership team, website, video series

Fairfield Cares Community Coalition, a primary town resource dedicated to preventing and reducing underage drinking and substance abuse, held a press conference today.

Opioid prescribers panel discussion at Fairfield University

Fairfield University will host U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal for an Opioid Prescribers Panel Discussion about “Best Practices for Prescribers — What’s Working Now?” on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

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