A small town in Connecticut is experiencing a major problem with heroin. New London, a town with 25,000 people has had over 19 overdoses in the last week. Without the use of the new drug Narcan, most of them would have died.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital has treated the majority of these cases over the last week and they are shocked at what is happening to their town. The hospital administrators said they only are used to seeing one to two overdoses on a weekly basis.
One woman from this town was interviewed and said that the heroin epidemic has crushed this once working class, beautiful place. She lives across the street from a park where children used to play. Now she says when you walk through that park you can find needles, baggies, and homeless people. She says that her son suffers from the addiction to heroin but hasn't seen him in a long time. She says that people will tell her that they have seen him here or there but she worries every day that she is going to get that phone call to tell her that her son died of an overdose. She knows the truth though. He is either going to get arrested or he is going to die.
The probability that this round of heroin overdoses is going to be equated to the powerful opiate called fentanyl. This drug, 50-100 times more powerful than heroin has caused thousands of deaths over the last few years across America.
Clearbrook wants to help the people who are out there and can't stop using. We want to help the families of the addicts who are out there. Please call us 24/7 with questions and concerns.