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The fight against opioids, there's a new tactic to help physicians

J. Craig Allen, MD, Medical Director at Rushford Center, talks about what's being done to help the opioid epidemic, starting with physicians.

HealthCare Happenings March 2019

A song about addiction from a man in recovery, a veteran honored for his service during WWII, and Axel the Sim Dog - all that in this month's HealthCare Happenings.


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More Substance Abuse, More Overdoses in the State . . . And Fewer People Seeking Help

While Connecticut’s opioid overdose statistics seemed somewhat hopeful in 2018, widespread introduction of fentanyl reversed the trend last year and the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t finished overloading people with worries feeding addictions this year. Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director of Rushford, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, marked [...]

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

In 2018, 48,344 Americans died by suicide — more than the number of traffic fatalities and almost double the number [...]

Amid Pandemic, Opioid Overdose Deaths Spike 18 Percent in State

Opioid overdose deaths jumped more than 18 percent in the first six months of this year in Connecticut, lending truth to earlier assertions by Hartford HealthCare experts that the COVID-19 pandemic would result in more use and related problems. Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director of Rushford in the system’s [...]

Why Remote Learning Difficult for Some Students With Behavioral Concerns

It’s challenging enough to deliver academic lessons in virtual classrooms, but without the nuances of human interaction that come with in-person learning, students with behavioral concerns can flounder. “These are students who need social-emotional guidance, which is difficult to do through the screen,” said Jill Bourbeau, chief administrator for the [...]

Gray Death, a Fatal Synthetic Opioid Combination, Seen as Threat in State

An emerging fatal opioid combination, known as Gray Death, has become a potential threat in Connecticut and has the Behavioral Health Network (BHN) clinicians on alert. Called Gray Death due to its color and concrete-like material, it is a deadly combination of various synthetic opioids including carfentanil, U-47700, 4-ANPP and [...]

Feeling Powerless After Isaias, COVID-19? It’s a Test of Our Coping Skills

After the COVID-19 pandemic, a state shutdown, mass unemployment and disruption of school and family life comes Isaias, one of the most devastating tropical storms to hit Connecticut since Sandy in 2012. Enough is enough. “This sort of disaster over the last 24 hours has absolutely pushed some people to [...]



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