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Federal Money to Help Fight Opioid Crisis

Nearly $20 million in federal money is coming to CT to fight the state's opioid crisis. Hartford HealthCare's Dr. Vincent McClean comments.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Hartford HealthCare's J. Craig Allen with why that's important, and what you can do if you or someone you know needs help.


For Rushford Clients, an ‘Eye-Opening’ Fitness Center

In a small room crammed with eight pieces of exercise equipment, dozens of Rushford clients are logging actual miles of recovery. The Rushford Fitness Center in Middletown, featuring equipment donated by an area Planet Fitness and painted with the brand’s bold yellow and purple, has been booked solid by clients [...]

How $22 Million Federal Grant Will Be Used in State to Fight Opioid Crisis

A federal infusion of $22 million to help fight the opioid crisis in Connecticut, where the overdose rate is higher than the national average, will be directed at retrieving unused narcotics through pharmacy and police department collection centers. Dr. Vincent McClain, associated medical director of residential services with Rushford, spoke [...]

Rushford: Despite Opioid Epidemic, More People Seeking Help For Alcohol Abuse

Much attention has been paid to the scourge of heroin, opioid addiction and related overdose deaths, but clinical supervisors at Rushford locations say the clients they see are primarily suffering from alcohol use disorder. “Eight-one percent of our clients last month were treated for alcohol problems and only 13 percent [...]

The List: Patients Who Don’t Take Meds as Prescribed, By Condition

“Devastating” and “staggering (toll)” are adjectives used by officials with the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Medical Director Institute, or MDI, on its recent report showing a grave lack of compliance to medication prescriptions. Noncompliance with medication regimens — when people do not take prescription drugs as prescribed by their [...]

National Accreditation Boosts Rushford Addiction Medicine Program

Dr. Samuel Silverman,  director of medical education and the Rushford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, announced the program recently earned Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accreditation, the final step in bringing national recognition to local efforts to elevate addiction medicine as a subspecialty in American medicine. Once a field has American [...]

Dr. Santopietro Brings ‘Servant Leadership’ to Behavioral Health Network

Every summer and Christmas vacation from high school through medical school found John Santopietro, MD, DFAPA, donning a rubber apron and working in his family’s fish market, preparing, stocking and selling filets, squid, eel and snails. The large Italian family that gathered often and talked incessantly was a good breeding [...]

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