Is Connecticut's Opioid Crisis Stabilizing?

February 13, 2019 - 12:11 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC) - Connecticut's Opioid crisis may be stabilizing.

State health officials say the rate of emergency room visits for opioid overdoses was down by 100 in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to the previous quarter.  

This marks a change from the steady rise in such Emergency Room visits that has occurred over the last several years. 

Health officials point out, however, that Connecticut's E.R. opioid overdose visits are still about one point seven percent higher than the national rate.