Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rep. Esty Hears Heartbreaking Stories of Opioid Addiction during Litchfield Visit

Register Citizen, July 26, 2014

"Inside Frances Clem’s art studio is a piece of her son’s artwork from high school.

Made from graphite, it shows a young man walking down a street littered with pills and drug bottles toward a courthouse, then back in the streets. Superimposed symbolically over it is a recycle sign.

For Clem, the piece is as haunting as it is poignant. Her 25-year-old son, Christopher, was found dead on a snow-covered South End lawn a decade ago. The autopsy from the state medical examiner revealed he died of exposure, but, for some time, police investigated the death as a possible homicide." Read more

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