On International Overdose Awareness Day, State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) called for awareness of the challenges faced by addicts and their families as state officials and the medical community seek solutions to the state’s opioid crisis. She will attend the Helping Each Other Heal vigil and remembrance ceremony tonight in New Canaan’s Pop-Up Park.
“On Monday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported that 539 fatal overdoses occurred in the first half of this year in Connecticut. With nearly three deaths every day, overdose deaths are now the main cause of death for adults in our state,” Sen. Boucher said. “Today, the Governor signed into law an opioid bill that received unanimous legislative support. While it provides the medical community and others with more tools to combat the opioid crisis, more solutions are still needed.”