This is real folks. When NPR is using Farmington, CT as an example of the opioid epidemic, we all have a vested interest in taking action in our community to stop the use of high risk drugs among our youth. – Julian Hartt Jr.
Dr. James Gill, Connecticut’s chief medical examiner, recently walked through the morgue in Farmington, Conn., past the dock where the bodies come in, and stopped outside the autopsy room. “We kind of have a typical board listing all of the decedents for the day,” Dr. Gill said, pointing to the list of names. Overdose, overdose, overdose, overdose, overdose. That’s just for today.”