Monday, May 19, 2014

U.S. Rep. Esty Addresses the Problem of Heroin Use

Bristol Press (New Britain, CT) May 16, 2014

"Local officials got the chance Friday to sit down with U.S. Rep Elizabeth Esty and talk about the heroin problem that the city, as well as the nation, is facing.

Esty said she held the roundtable discussion to hear the concerns about this epidemic from the people who deal with it as a part of their job every day. She said it would help her to know what to advocate for as a congresswoman.

Last year, there were 257 state residents who died from heroin overdoses. In New Britain, in 2013, there were 144 hospital visits related to heroin and eight deaths as a result." Read more

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