Newtown officials are encouraging people affected by opioid addiction to give their input on how to tackle the epidemic. Governor Malloy announced last month that the state would be working with a team from Yale University, the state Alcohol and Drug Policy Council and stakeholders across the state to craft a strategic plan to address the issue of opioid use, addiction and overdose in Connecticut.
Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra encouraged anyone affected by opioid addiction and overdose to share their experience, their constructive feedback and their suggestions for the CORE team.
The CORE team is only collecting feedback for the strategic plan. Anyone seeking resources or help for a prescription opioid or heroin addiction should call 1-800-563-4086.
The CORE initiative team will be gathering that input and incorporating it into their final plan through two avenues: online or via Email - CTopioidplan@yale.edu