Together, we can create a healthier community.
Communities across the nation are in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. More than 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Connecticut is among the top ten states for opioid overdose death rates.
The States office of the chief medical examiner has reported 1,017 Connecticut residents died from an overdose in 2018. Every city and town in our State has been affected. In the first six months of 2018 twenty nine (29) unintentional drug overdose deaths occurred here in our New Britain. Ninety two (92) percent of those deaths involved the use of opioids. These victims are our parents, brothers, sisters, children and neighbors.
In an effort to combat this growing public health crisis, Mayor Stewart has created the City of New Britain Opioid Response Task Force. This partnership is a multi-sector group of municipal agencies, community organizations, service providers and individuals that meet regularly to coordinate efforts and interventions in response to the opioid epidemic.
For more information on the Task Force, contact Mallory Deprey (Mallory.Deprey@newbritainct.gov).