Mental Health and Addiction
Leading the Discussion
Addiction is a top health concern in eastern Connecticut, but the problem is solvable with the right mix of collaboration, evidence-based treatment and coordinated care. A panel led by Windham Hospital, Natchaug Hospital and the Hartford Healthcare Behavioral Health Network led a community discussion on Sept. 29 at Eastern Connecticut State University on how health agencies, community organizations and law enforcement can work together to deal with K2, heroin and prescription drug abuse in the Windham region.
Demonstrating Our Expertise
When an expert is needed to discuss the problems of addiction and dangers of drug use the media know where to look. In 2015, clinical experts from Windham Hospital and the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network lent their expertise to local, state and national media stories on synthetic marijuana (K2), heroin addiction and a designer drug known as Spice.