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  • Meriden-Rushford Opioid Program Offers Clinical Services, No Arrests

    August 26, 2019

    Six months into a partnership with municipal and community groups in Meriden, a Rushford team of professionals and the city’s first responders have made a significant difference in the pervasive opioid epidemic with 45 referrals to wrap-around services that might have not been made otherwise. Perhaps more importantly, however, the…

  • At Rushford, Help for Hispanic Youths Facing Anti-Immigrant Vitriol

    August 26, 2019

    Biological causes aside, recent research indicates Hispanic youths struggle with depression more often than their black or white peers as a result of the bubbling negative sentiment against immigrants in this country. The vitriol is even evident locally, thousands of miles from the contentious United States-Mexico border and El Paso,…

  • Hartford HealthCare Hosts Second Annual Opioid Symposium

    August 06, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Opioid Stewardship Council is hosting its second annual symposium titled, “Managing Pain, Opioids, and Addiction: A Shared Responsibility” on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8 am to 1 pm at the Hartford Hospital Education and Resource Center Heublein Hall. The event includes presentations by physicians, pharmacists and physical…

  • These Three Medications Are the Best Way To Fight Opioid Epidemic

    July 15, 2019

    Fentanyl, the super-potent synthetic opioid that dealers and distributors have introduced into the illicit drug stream, has complicated efforts nationwide to prevent opioid-overdose deaths. Fentanyl, inexpensive to manufacture in “basement labs,” is being added to opioids and cocaine to stretch supplies and boost the highs, according to Dr. J. Craig Allen,…

  • Dr. Silverman announces retirement

    June 10, 2019

    After 18 years developing education program at Rushford, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN), Samuel Silverman, MD, will retire on July 5, 2019. Dr. Silverman, director of medical education, will step down from his duties as program director of Rushford’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Known to many as…

  • Kaliamurthy, Weigle Among Behavioral Health Network Experts Featured at National Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

    June 06, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) will be well represented this fall at the 66th annual American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual meeting, one of the most prestigious research venues in the field. “At the Behavioral Health Network, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s…

  • New Research Shows Alcohol Consumption Up 70 Percent Worldwide Since 1990

    May 29, 2019

    While the nation is focused on tackling the opioid crisis, researchers have identified a 70-percent increase in alcohol consumption since 1990. Translated into liquid, the amount drunk climbed from 20,999 million liters (5,547 million gallons) to 35,676 million liters (9,425 million gallons) per year. “These numbers are staggering, and remind…

  • The Difference Between Physical and Mental Illness? Discrimination.

    May 21, 2019

    Patricia A. Rehmer President, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network When someone is hospitalized with a physical illness like cancer or heart disease, it’s common for friends and neighbors to bring food to that family: casseroles, breads, cookies and more. On the other hand, when an individual is diagnosed with a…

  • Connecticut Medicine Devotes Issue to Opioid Crisis

    May 13, 2019

    With opioid overdose the leading cause of death in Connecticut since 2013 for people under 50 years old, what is the medical community doing to fight this public health crisis? In a special edition of Connecticut Medicine called “Finding Hope in the Battle against the Opioid Overdose Crisis,” guest editors…

  • How MATCH’s Telehealth Video Conferencing Can Aid Sobriety

    April 29, 2019

    The Rushford clinical team offering supervised, medication-supported help for opioid addiction makes getting sober even easier by introducing video conferencing so patients don’t have to travel far to check in with an addictions doctor. Called telehealth, the initiative is an extension of Rushford’s Medication Assisted Treatment Close to Home (MATCH)…


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