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Deadly Addiction: Heroin

Faith, recovery and sharing a way of life for Norwich man

Faith, recovery and sharing a way of life for Norwich man

Fifty-two year old Frank Novajovsky heads up the local chapter of Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based recovery program at the Stedfast Baptist Church in Groton. This year, he also has been involved in a community effort to help those addicted to opioids, attending vigils and offering help and prayer.

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Sober Softball Tournament returning to Groton Saturday

Teams made up of family and friends of eight people who struggled with addiction and died will play at the annual event organized by Community Speaks Out.

New London police honor local heroes, swear in Marine as new recruit

The city police department on Wednesday swore in its newest officer recruit, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Eric Sadowski.

Coronavirus pandemic worsened the opioid crisis; a new law is designed to help

A new Connecticut law is supporting a program that connects people with substance use disorders to helpful resources — and it's modeled after an initiative that launched in New London.

East Lyme responders revive fourth overdose victim this year

Police Chief Michael Finkelstein said police, fire and EMS responders in East Lyme have used Narcan to save lives four times this year.

'How did society fail Brandon?': Hoping to help others, woman shares her family's struggles with opioids

A 34-year-old New London man died alone in his home of an apparent overdose earlier this month after a 15-year fight with drug addiction, and it was 24 hours before his family even learned he was dead.

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OPINION

Rising 'deaths of despair' a national crisis

Recent bad news that overdose deaths are up again in the region is part of a bigger story of may people, particularly young people, drawn to addiction and suicide.

Busting a drug ring

That local businesses were implicated in the alleged laundering of drug money added to the disheartening and disconcerting aspects of this story.

Need for teen program shows extent of crisis

The program, which combines intensive therapy along with medication-assisted treatment, aims to prevent youth from falling deeper into addiction’s throes.

Continuing local progress in opioid fight

The ultimate measure of a new state law, a New London city ordinance, and a voluntary certification program for sober homes will be whether more addicts survive re-entry into daily life.

Story of hope

George Walker has moved forward, one day at a time, as have millions like him.

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