Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery

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Substance addiction is a pervasive problem that touches everyone in our society. This episode we talk with Dennis Leary of Aware Recovery Care to discuss what addiction is, how to understand it, and how it can be successfully treated. Kara Sepulveda of Quinnipiack Valley Health District also joins us to discuss the overdose epidemic, why the advent of fentanyl has made street drugs even more dangerous, how to recognize an overdose victim and how to help.
CW: Drug use, overdose

More resources:
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/
Aware Recovery Care: https://www.awarerecoverycare.com/
ConneCT Without Stigma: https://connectgnh.org/
The Faces of Fentanyl: https://www.FacingFentanylNow.org
Out Of The Darkness Walk : https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=8631
NORAsaves.com: https://www.NORAsaves.com

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