It was reported today that $300 million dollars will be making its way to Connecticut over the next 18 years to help fight the opioid epidemic locally. Fox 61’s Keith McGilvery spoke with Dr. Sharon Hasbani, CRT’s Medical Director within the agency’s Behavioral Health Services group to understand the importance of this funding for recovery services across the state.
Dr. Hasbani also spoke about CRT’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program and holistic services to help people who are dealing with recovery from opioid addiction. As she noted: “Help is available, without judgment.”
For more information, please visit the Medication Assisted Treatment page.
Last week a 56-year old man arrived at CRT offices on Market Street in Hartford for a scheduled appointment – he got inside just in time! He was having a drug overdose, but thanks to the quick thinking and decisive action of CRT’s Behavioral Health Services team, he received NARCAN and was resuscitated. He is starting CRT’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program to help with addiction recovery.
CRT’s Medical Director, Dr. Sharon Hasbani, spoke exclusively with Margaux Farrell from Fox 61 about the quick thinking and decisive action of CRT’s Behavioral Health Services team to save a man from a drug overdose.
More information is available on the Fox 61 website.
Hartford resident Pedro Robles shares his life-long struggle with drug addiction, and how it has become even harder for him during the Coronavirus pandemic. He has received intensive outpatient therapy with the Community Renewal Team (CRT), but every day brings new challenges. As Margaux Farrell from Fox 61 notes: “Addiction is a health crisis on top of the pandemic, but hope is the key.”
Watch this exclusive report to learn more about how CRT is helping people with programs like Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to move toward a life of recovery.
You can get more details in this story from Fox 61 News.