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Suboxone Treatment Can Begin in the Emergency Room

On a recent Saturday, a patient was brought into The Hospital of Central Connecticut Emergency Department overdosing on opioids; doctors diagnosed him with Opioid Use Disorder and asked if he wanted to start recovery. When he agreed, they gave him a dose of Suboxone, a medication that eases what can [...]

How Men Can Identify Signs of Clinical Depression

Men don’t like to talk about depression, even acknowledge it, and they’re less likely than women to seek treatment for it. Yet close to a third of men experience depression in their lifetime. So how can men tell the difference between feeling down and clinical depression? “Clinical depression, or major [...]

Community Partnership Puts Opioid Users into Treatment Instead of Jail

Drugs fueled a vicious, seemingly unending circle for Steven Mikkanen. Using since high school, when he “wanted to fit in,” left him homeless and broke throughout his 20s. He’d steal to support his habit, but multiple arrests left him undesirable to employers and feeling worthless. In 2014, after three arrests [...]

At Natchaug, Clients Know They Can Relate to First Recovery Support Specialist

Tonya Cutler stands in front of the room, tapping a marker on the list of “triggers” written on a large sheet of paper taped to the wall. While one of the eight adolescents in the room paces relentlessly around the perimeter, his ears picking up everything she says, two girls [...]

Here’s Why Juul Is More Addictive Than Other E-Cigarettes

News this week that the manufacturer of the electronic cigarette Juul will voluntarily limit sales of its flavored liquids to online purchases is a step in the right direction but certainly not snuffing out the problem, according to some Hartford HealthCare providers. “Regulatory action preventing Juul sales would be great,” [...]

E-Cigarettes & Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

More teens are vaping now than ever – and parents are concerned. Psychiatrist Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director at Rushford, has important information for parents, teachers and anyone else with teens in their lives. Q: What do I need to be on the lookout for? A: Familiarize yourself with [...]

Educational Services for Adolescents & Children

Just as no two individuals are alike, each person's behavioral health needs are unique. At Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network we always take this into account to make sure each individual's path is the one to recovery.


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Office Party Manners

Part of minding your manners at the office holiday party is curbing your alcohol intake. Hartford HealthCare addiction medicine specialist Dr. J. Craig Allen explains.

The Destructive Power of Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a powerful - and addictive pain killer, according to Hartford HealthCare's Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director for Rushford.


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