Deaths in Connecticut from heroin and opioid overdose doubled in the past three years, reaching every corner of the state. Last year alone, nearly 550 people died. This multifaceted issue has many contributing factors, but one thing is for certain: Connecticut is facing a growing, life-threatening epidemic that refuses to discriminate based on social or economic status. During this live town hall meeting, a panel of experts and community leaders will discuss the significant challenges of opioid addiction and what local communities can do to help curb the alarmingly high rate of opioid dependence through effective treatment, prevention, and education.

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