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 Understanding Opioid Use Disorder and Treatment

What is Opioid Use Disorder?

Opioid Use Disorder is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that develops in some people after regular use of opioids - including some prescription pain relievers as well as heroin. 

A Healthy Approach to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

The NLC CARES Project and the Overdose Action Team has been featured in the several new outlets - helping to raise awareness and understanding about the overdose epidemic and what science tells us about substance use and health. Check us out here - or follow us on FaceBook - look for the Overdose Action Team of Southeastern Connecticut. 

News Links

November 8, 2019 - Team of 'recovery navigators' in New London help combat opioid - Watch the full interview!

September 5, 2019 - War on opioid crisis in New London County now includes house calls The Day

June 26, 2019 - Fentanyl Crisis Prompts Change in Treatment Strategies - Connecticut Health Investigation Team

May 17, 2019 - Firefighters now following up with those who overdose in New London - The Day

December 15, 2018 - Firefighters hope to follow up with those who overdose in New London AP News

December 8, 2018 - Grant to help Opioid Action Team expand services to Norwich - The Day

August 29, 2018 - Opioid Action Team to Host an Overdose Awareness and Prevention Event  The Resident

July 15, 2018 - Rescue by teamwork - The Day

May 6, 2018 - Recovery navigators helping people get into a drug treatment - The Day

February 27, 2018 - Strategically Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in New LondonPartnership for Strong Communities

June 1, 2017 - United in 'moment in time' against deadly addiction - The Day

May 30, 2017 - New London team reveals opioid action plan - The Day