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Greenwich Plans Study Of Opioid, Heroin Problem In Town

Peter Tesei
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GREENWICH, Conn. — The town of Greenwich plans to conduct a study to determine the extent of the opioid and heroin addiction problem in the community, First Selectman Peter Tesei will announce Monday.

The study will be done by Liberation Programs and the Greenwich Department of Social Services, Tesei said.

He will make the announcement at a press conference at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in the Cone Room at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road.

Tesei will ask for the Greenwich community’s support for the study to determine the extent that heroin use and opiate addiction is affecting the Greenwich community, Tesei said.

The goal of the study is to use the findings as a catalyst for change and to develop an action plan to address heroin and opioid addiction in Greenwich, Tesei said. The study is a critical component in unifying the community in this important conversation, he said.

Liberation Programs is one of Fairfield County’s leading behavioral health service providers helping over 2,000 adults and youth each year overcome substance abuse problems.

Liberation’s treatment philosophy is directed toward the single goal of enabling people to live and prosper in lifelong recovery.

With seven locations throughout Fairfield County, Liberation Programs has two service sites in Greenwich: one at the Greenwich YMCA and one at Greenwich High School.

With the mission of enhancing the quality of life for Greenwich residents, Greenwich Social Services serves as a bridge between people needing help and the essential resources they need. These resources provide support such as food, shelter, educational and employment opportunities, personal safety and access to health care services. Services are directed toward the ultimate goal of fostering self-sufficiency and economic independence.

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