Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Heroin No Longer Urban-Only Crisis

The Day, October 12, 2014

"This past summer, East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica saw a public health crisis emerging in his community.

The crisis sent some residents to the hospital and nearly killed many others. At least two residents died. The crisis is heroin. It motivated Mr. Formica to schedule a community discussion at which 60-some people ranging from parents and grandparents to police and health care workers joined the conversation about the drug and how to combat it. The town is expected to soon announce a follow-up meeting.

'This is out there; it's what's happening,' Mr. Formica said. 'Education about it is the key.'" Read more

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