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To: Attorney General Tong

Funds Needed for Addiction Treatment NOW ! Where are the funds from Purdue Pharma Settlement?

Data suggests, that addiction treatment services must be READILY AVAILABLE for positive outcomes to occur. In many cases, individuals in Connecticut who are on state health insurance and in desperate need of inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment services are waiting days and even weeks for intakes and bed availability. This is not acceptable. Release funds NOW from the Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family settlement to improve access to addiction treatment in CT.

Why is this important?

Addiction is a brain disease, not a choice. Individuals in Connecticut with Substance Use Disorders are overdosing on heroin and fentanyl at alarming rates. In March, 2022, Connecticut received approximately $95 million from the Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family settlement, yet addiction treatment is still not readily available. The agreement authorizes Connecticut to use a portion of the settlement funds to establish an Opioid Survivors Trust to directly aid survivors and victims of the opioid epidemic. WHERE ARE THE SETTLEMENT FUNDS? CONNECTICUT NEEDS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO ADDICTION TREATMENT NOW!

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2022-07-29 14:14:54 -0400

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