The overwhelming issue of opioids and addiction is still huge but some hopeful news has surfaced for Connecticut.

A press release was just issued from Governor Malloy's office at about the work our state does in combating the devastation of opioid addiction. It says in part:

The National Safety Council has awarded Connecticut its highest mark for the state’s response to the opioid crisis in a new report released this week. Connecticut is one of only thirteen states, along with the District of Columbia, to receive the uppermost mark of “Improving” from the organization, indicating that the state has implemented comprehensive, proven actions to eliminate opioid overdoses and help protect its residents.

Malloy himself shared the ongoing commitment in Connecticut to the war against this national epidemic:

Addressing the opioid crisis has been a top priority for our administration. While this is undoubtedly good news, more work remains. We must continue to devote our time, resources, and energy to combatting this tragic epidemic that has ravaged families and communities across the geographic and socioeconomic spectrum

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