Department of Public Health holds meeting on opioid crisis

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH)– The State Department of Public Health is hosting a meeting in Middletown Wednesday to address the opioid crisis. It’s being held at Middlesex Community College and it’s expected to last all day.

This meeting, that starts at 8 a.m., is designed to help Connecticut employers deal with the opioid crisis in the workplace. In other words, how to help employers help employees who are addicted to opioids.

It comes as the centers for disease control just released a new campaign this week to shed light on the national opioid crisis.

In the video you hear:

“Think I was 16 years old. I must’ve gotten a 30 day script. I took them all in 3 days.”

“A car ran a stop sign and t-boned us.”

“Nothing mattered more than getting my fix.”

How serious is the opioid crisis here in Connecticut?

The office of the chief medical examiner recently reported that an average of nearly three Connecticut residents are dying every day from accidental drug intoxication.

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