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  • Where to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs? Here’s a Drop-Box Map.

    January 16, 2018

    The state Department of Consumer Protection has launched a tool to help community members locate the nearest prescription drug drop box in the state. The DCP website now contains an interactive map (click here) where people can zoom into their town and see the closest place to safely dispose of their…

  • World Health Leaders Agree: Addiction to Video Games is Real

    January 10, 2018

    In the 1980’s America had “Pac Man Fever,” a supposedly harmless compulsion to play the dot munching arcade game.  There was even a popular song about the so-called affliction. Now more than 30 years later, world health leaders believe that addiction to video games is actually quite real. In December,…

  • White House Christmas Tree Ornament Honors HHC Leader and Recovery Crusader Karen Kangas

    December 14, 2017

    Karen Kangas is proud to be a pioneer in the field of mental health, well known in the profession for her work promoting the rights and skills of those in recovery by sharing her own story of success following treatment for bi-polar disorder and alcohol addiction. But she never expected…

  • Study: Use of Electronic Devices Linked to Teen Depression

    November 28, 2017

    A new study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science shows a possible correlation between increased symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts in teens who spend more than three hours a day online, on cellphones or playing video games.  Symptoms were particularly prevalent among girls, the survey reports. The study…

  • What’s Wrong (and Right) with ’13 Reasons Why’

    November 20, 2017

    Episode screening, discussion to be held Nov. 29 at NFA NORWICH – With a sequel to the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” on the horizon, the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network will hold a town hall discussion on Nov. 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Norwich Free Academy’s Slater Auditorium,…

  • Kidnapped, Sold Into Human Trafficking, Sedated With Heroin . . .

    November 03, 2017

    At just 29 years old, Tiffany has endured more hardship and suffering than most can imagine. She was just 15 when she and her sister were kidnapped and sold into the human trafficking system. During her captivity, she was sedated with heroin, which started a lifelong battle with addiction. She…

  • Study: Political Turmoil Pushes Americans To Record Stress Levels

    November 03, 2017

    If watching cable news shows and reading your Twitter feed has you a bit stressed-out these days, you’re not alone. A new study by the American Psychological Association (APA) says nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of our nation is a very or somewhat significant source of…

  • Natchaug New London Site Receives $15k For Narcan For Families, First Responders

    October 13, 2017

    Thanks to $15,000 in funding from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CFECT), families of clients at Natchaug Hospital’s Care Plus Groton/New London site and the city’s first responders will have better access to Narcan to help save the lives of opioid overdoes victims.  The funding was officially announced during…


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