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New Haven Overdoses: Why K2 Is So Much More Dangerous Than Marijuana

A day after 76 overdoses on the New Haven Green attributed to a synthetic marijuana known as K2, officials responded to 19 more overdoses by late afternoon Thursday and warned that more drugs from the batch is still in the community. “’Synthetic marijuana’ is actually not marijuana at all,” says Dr....

Demi Lovato

How To Identify Signs, Symptoms of Impending Relapse

The tragic backslide of singer-actress Demi Lovato into addiction may have shocked some of her fans, but comes with less surprise to those familiar with the signs and symptoms of an impending relapse. According to news reports, she was seen in late-night clubs, was struggling to keep her commitments and...


Stepping Back into Society

Transition Celebrations help patients as they leave clinical setting The thought of leaving the hospital may terrify some behavioral health patients, many of whom spend days and weeks learning to cope with their diagnosis.Such feelings are not unusual, according to Shawna Jaworowski, MA, CPXP, director of Human Centered Care with the...


MATCH program thriving

To combat the opioid epidemic, BHN’s reach now totals 16 locations  In the shadow of a relentless opioid epidemic, Hartford HealthCare has become a leader in addressing the challenges of addiction and mental health in a compassionate, accessible and discreet way with its rapidly expanding MATCH Program. MATCH, or Medication...


Coping with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

Many of us count among our family not just the humans members, but also the animals we keep as pets. And when they die, we miss them. We cry. We grieve. Helping a child cope with the loss of a pet can be difficult. Dr. Laura Saunders, child and adolescent...