➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
CT: OPIOID CRISIS: How Did Connecticut Get Here?
Greenwich Patch – March 26, 2017
You have to be living under a rock to not know that we have an opioid crisis not only in Connecticut, but across the entire country. But just how did this crisis start. There is a general consensus in the medical community that the seed for the crisis started three decades ago when the World Health Organization identified “inadequate treatment for pain a serious public health concern” and encouraged physicians to prescribe opioid analgesics for cancer patients.