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Purdue Pharma Drops Opioid Promotions

Oxycontin producer Purdue Pharma has agreed not to market opioids to doctors. That's a major change in how these drugs are promoted - and a welcome one, according to Hartford HealthCare's Dr. J. Craig Allen

Guilford Grieves

Heartbreak and sadness envelopes Guilford as a teen dies suddenly. Helping your kids through this is a parent's daunting task. Hartford HealthCare psychiatrist Dr. J. Craig Allen has advice.


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Rushford Avon’s Silverman Makes Hartford Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors’ List

AVON—Dr. Samuel M. Silverman, medical director of addiction services at Rushford who sees patients at Rushford’s Avon facility, was recently named to Hartford Magazine’s Best Doctors list for 2017. Providers were chosen by their peers from The Best Doctors in America database, which includes more than 45,000 U.S. doctors in [...]

How to Maintain Sobriety During Holidays

For those in recovery, whether it’s been a week or decades, the holiday season can be a stressful and dangerous time. Holiday gatherings associated with alcohol, volatile family situations, busy schedules, feelings of isolation or being away from one’s support system can be triggers that threaten recovery. Michelle Voegtle, Rushford [...]

White House Christmas Tree Ornament Honors HHC Leader and Recovery Crusader Karen Kangas

Karen Kangas is proud to be a pioneer in the field of mental health, well known in the profession for her work promoting the rights and skills of those in recovery by sharing her own story of success following treatment for bi-polar disorder and alcohol addiction. But she never expected [...]

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Health Emergency

President Trump Thursday officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been this way. We [...]

Is Classifying Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency Enough?

President Trump officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency Oct. 26, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” he said. “It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been [...]

Alcohol’s Free Pass: The Hidden Cancer Risk

As the opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen cautions us not to overlook the dangers of alcohol. “Excessive alcohol use leads to nearly 90,000 deaths a year in the United States,” Allen says. Allen says people should be cognizant, not only of [...]


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