In this episode of More Life, Hartford HealthCare’s Steve Coates sits down with Dr. J. Craig Allen, Vice President of Addiction Services for Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network. They discuss the recent tragedy in which a 13-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose at his school in Hartford, Connecticut.
The pandemic and societal stressors are putting our children, and others, at more risk than ever before. Dr. Allen provides some critical warnings we all need to be aware of to help us get a handle on the dangerous and sometimes deadly pandemic of substance abuse.
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PREVENTION IN OUR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY NARCAN AND FENTANYL
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