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Medical Rounds with Dr. J. Craig Allen

Older prescriptions in our homes can cause all sorts of problems, not the least of which are abuse and addiction. Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen explains how getting old or expired medications out of your house responsibly can help fight the nation's opioid crisis.

Facebook LIVE with the Hartford Courant: Dr. J. Craig Allen

Addiction medicine specialist Dr. J. Craig Allen answers questions regarding alcohol use syndrome, and ways of managing recovery.


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Here’s the All-Hands-on-Deck Plan To Fight State’s Opioid Epidemic

When Connecticut made the Top 10 list for the number of opioid deaths by state for 2017, addiction experts at Hartford HealthCare were not surprised. “The data is tragic but not new,” said Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director of Rushford, adding that several systemwide strategies were not in place in 2017. [...]

Being Rxesponsible When it Comes to Disposing of Old Prescription Medications

Older prescriptions in our homes can cause all sorts of problems, not the least of which are abuse and addiction. Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen explains how getting old or expired medications out of your house responsibly can help fight the nation’s opioid crisis.  Q: You see what [...]

Living with an Alcoholic: What a Sober Partner Can Do

On good days, life seems to be exactly as you hoped – full of laughter, good conversation and shared goals. On bad days, you wonder if you’re in the same relationship at all. Living with an alcoholic, someone with alcohol use disorder (AUD), can feel like a frenetic ride on [...]

Mental Health First Aid: Helping Those Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

You’ve probably heard about CPR, right? It’s a certification that anyone can earn to help someone in medical distress. But did you know there is a similar program to help people learn how to provide first aid in the event of a mental health crisis? It’s called Mental Health First [...]

These Prescription Drugs Can Help Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

Long before the opioid overdose epidemic hit the news, alcohol-related deaths were taking nearly 90,000 American lives a year. Despite being the third-leading cause of preventable death in the United States – after tobacco and obesity – alcohol use is often overlooked as an opportunity for life-changing intervention. Decreasing or [...]

2019 Healthy Family FunFest Marks Event’s 10th Anniversary

Each February, thousands of people pass through the doors of the Aqua Turf in Plantsville/Southington for the Healthy Family FunFest. More than a health fair, it is an event built on strong local partnerships and a singular goal: provide the community with information, screenings and other resources to improve their [...]



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