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Opioids

Here’s the All-Hands-on-Deck Plan To Fight State’s Opioid Epidemic

When Connecticut made the Top 10 list for the number of opioid deaths by state for 2017, addiction experts at Hartford HealthCare were not surprised. “The data is tragic but not new,” said Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director of Rushford, adding that several systemwide strategies were not in place in 2017....

Children's Anxiety

How Parents Create an Anxiety ‘Minefield’ for Children

As parents, we want the best for our children – limitless opportunities to pursue and enjoy a happy life – but, in reality, much of our hovering and fretting does them more harm than good. Dr. Eli Leibowitz of the Yale Child Study Center presented “The Role of Parents in...

Living with an Alcoholic

Living with an Alcoholic: What a Sober Partner Can Do

On good days, life seems to be exactly as you hoped – full of laughter, good conversation and shared goals. On bad days, you wonder if you’re in the same relationship at all. Living with an alcoholic, someone with alcohol use disorder (AUD), can feel like a frenetic ride on...

Prostate Cancer and Relationships

How to Handle the Emotions of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

This is the second installment of a two-part series on the effects of prostate cancer on relationships. Now that you’ve just been told you have prostate cancer, your urologist can explain every possible way the disease affects the body and what you can do about it. But psychologically, you’re on...


Finding Success in Opioid Treatment

On a recent weekday, a patient was brought into The Windham Hospital Emergency Department overdosing on opioids; doctors diagnosed him with Opioid Use Disorder and asked if he wanted to start recovery. When he agreed, he was given a dose of Suboxone, a medication that eases what can be painful...