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A Connecticut Family's Journey From Addiction To Advocacy

Feb 2, 2017

The opioid epidemic in our nation upends lives and it’s the family members of addicts who intimately know the deadly costs of substance abuse.

This hour, we hear the personal story of one Connecticut mother and son. Despite the many hurdles addiction placed in their way, we hear how they are now working to help other families overcome these same hurdles.

Later, we find out more about a proposed bill before the General Assembly that aims to ensure addicts get the treatment they need to recover. Has your family been impacted by addiction? We want to hear from you.

But first, we dig into the background of federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch — the President’s nominee to the U.S Supreme Court.

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

WNPR’s Opioid Addiction Crisis Reporting Initiative is supported by Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network’s MATCH Program.