The Day (New London, CT) April 28, 2014
"Addiction in region is worse than ever, they say.
After more than 20 years in psychiatry, Dr. Rajesh Parekh is witnessing a new and disturbing trend among patients who come for help with drug addiction. 'Twenty years ago I would see an adolescent a few times a year,' said Parekh, attending psychiatrist at the Care Plus outpatient program in Groton, part of Natchaug Hospital. 'Now it's a few times a month.'
The reason? Too many teenagers are abusing prescription opiate painkillers like Percocet, getting addicted, then turning to heroin." Read more