[Excerpt of feature article by Meghan Friedmann, August 31, 2021] NEW HAVEN - Fatal overdoses in the New Haven area increased by 40 percent between 2019 and 2020, reaching a record high, according to a DataHaven report. The rising prevalence of the powerful opioid fentanyl coupled with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which stifled resources and caused social and economic distress, are likely factors in the increase, experts said.
August 31, 2021
Fatal overdoses in the New Haven area increased by 40 percent in 2020: New report explores root causes and recommends prevention strategies
PRESS RELEASE For Release August 24, 2021 Press contact Kelly Davila, Senior Research Associate, DataHaven Email: kelly [at] ctdatahaven.org
August 23, 2021
Overdose Data to Action: Trends in Substance Use, Overdose, and Treatment in the Quinnipiack Valley Health District and New Haven
This report summarizes data trends related to overdose, substance use, harm prevention, and related metrics. It also provides recommendations to inform programs developed by the Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) and New Haven Health Department’s (NHHD) joint effort to reduce overdoses through the Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) grant administered through the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPH) via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This report was compiled between March and June, 2021, using the latest available data.
August 23, 2021
by John Park
July 11, 2020
This is a comprehensive report about the impact of opiates on Northwest Connecticut (Litchfield County) and the state as a whole. It includes Connecticut data from a variety of sources including CTDPH, DMHAS, and area hospitals. According to the report, in 2012, there were 357 accidental overdose/ intoxication deaths in Connecticut. By 2015, that number more than doubled to 723 deaths. In 2016, there were 917 deaths.
August 25, 2017