Stopping The Regional Rise In Fentanyl And Meth Overdoses

By TERRY SHERIDAN | WSHU PUBLIC RADIO

Photo by RENO BERANGER / PIXABAY

This year the total number of deaths by drug overdose in the US dropped for the first time since 1990.  That’s because the number of deaths by prescription opioid painkillers also dropped. But fatal ODs linked to fentanyl and methamphetamine are on the rise.  What’s being done in our region to stop this trend?


Today's Guests:

  • Rep. Themis Klarides, Minority Leader, Connecticut House of Representatives

  • Steve Hamm, Reporter, Connecticut Health I-Team

  • Regan Moriarty, Director of Clinical Services, Wellmore Behavioral Health