State Representative Christopher Ziogas

As we continue our efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Connecticut, we now have a new tool at our disposal.

The CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services recently announced their statewide public awareness campaign Change the Script.

The campaign is designed to provide communities, healthcare providers, pharmacists, and residents with information on the prescription drug and opioid misuse and overdose crisis that is plaguing Connecticut and the nation.

Ready-to-use Change the Script campaign materials are being distributed by the state to local health departments, local prevention councils, healthcare providers, pharmacists, and other community partners with information on three main topics: prevention, treatment, and recovery.

We need to use many different strategies to stop the opioid epidemic, and public awareness plays a large role in preventing addiction and connecting those struggling to the resources they need. For information on Change the Script and other resources, go to drugfreect.org.

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