The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut
The US Attorney’s Office here in CT asked that we get the word out on the short video on the opioid crisis.
U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut
Published on Jan 13, 2017
Heroin and opioid addiction have exploded into a statewide crisis here in Connecticut. The lives of those addicted and their families are being destroyed by this epidemic. We at the U.S. Attorney’s Office are dedicating significant resources to help the medical and law-enforcement communities stamp out this deadly scourge.
This short film features parents who have lost children to drug overdoses, a young man who shares a courageous story of recovery, as well as doctors and law enforcement officials working on the front lines to end this widespread public health crisis.
Here is a link to the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKWr1izNHlo
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Linda Ziac is the owner and founder of The Caregiver Resource Center. The Caregiver Resource Center is a division of Employee Assistance Professionals, Inc. which Linda founded in October 1990. The Caregiver Resource Center provides a spectrum of concierge case management and advocacy services for seniors, people with special needs and families.
Linda’s professional career spans more than 40 years in the health and mental health field as a CT Licensed Professional Counselor, CT Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Board Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Board Certified Case Manager, and Board Certified Dementia Practitioner. In addition, Ms. Ziac has 15 years of experience coordinating care for her own parents.
Linda assists seniors, people with special needs and their families; in planning for and implementing ways to allow for the greatest degree of health, safety, independence, and quality of life. Linda meets with individuals and family members to assess their needs, and develop a Care Team, while working with members of the Team to formulate a comprehensive Care Plan (a road map).
Once a plan is in place, Linda is available to serve as the point person to monitor and coordinate services, and revise the plan as needed. This role is similar to the conductor of an orchestra; ensuring that there is good communication, teamwork, and that everyone remains focused on the desired goal.