Tackling Drug Abuse — What's the Role of Schools?

Aug 15, 2016

Illicit use of prescription drugs has almost tripled among high school students in southeastern Connecticut. That's according to the Southeastern Regional Action Council.

This hour, we explore what schools and communities are doing to combat drug abuse among youth in our state. We speak with educators, parents, municipal leaders and a mental health professional. And we want to hear from you. 


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Lydia Brown and Catie Talarski contributed to this show.

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