Urban residents of Connecticut were more likely to be admitted to treatment programs funded or operated by the state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services even though rural areas had the highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths.
On average, two people die of a drug overdose every day in Connecticut. In a series of stories all this week, TrendCT uses data to better understand the state’s intractable drug-overdose problem.
Opioid pills and heroin are making a lethal comeback among young adults in Connecticut communities. Between 2012 and September 2015, the average age of death in Connecticut for those with heroin in their system was 38, while for cocaine the average age was 43.