With over 1,000 Connecticut deaths last year, opioids demand even greater attention during pandemic

News article by John Park
July 11, 2020

DataHaven   (New Haven)

Annual drug overdoses in Connecticut surpassed 1,000 deaths in 2019, and 94 percent of those deaths involved opioids or opiates, including heroin, fentanyl, and a variety of prescription opioids. This article addresses how the state should continue the battle against the opioid epidemic in light of the pandemic and criminal justice reform.