On Monday, February 15, Rep. John B. Larson will host a screening of HBO Documentary Films’ Heroin: Cape Cod USA. Following the film, Larson will join community leaders, healthcare professionals, and first responders to discuss how to combat the growing epidemic of heroin and opioid addiction. The event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Goodwin College’s auditorium at One Riverside Drive in East Hartford.
On February 10, Larson spoke with Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about the increasing problem in Connecticut and across the country.
“We in the New England delegation know too well the need for immediate, emergency funding to stop the tragic loss of lives across the region,” said Larson. “Those on the frontlines of this epidemic need our support to make sure anyone who wants help fighting their addiction can receive it. We are in the throes of an epidemic. Families are being torn apart, and we must take every step to ensure no one else loses their life or a loved one to the horrors of addiction.”
The screening and discussion are open to the public and free of charge.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.