Tag: STEPS

Commentary: Change the Script: End opioid misuse

Change the Script is a Connecticut public awareness campaign to help communities address the prescription drug and opioid misuse crisis. It connects town leaders, healthcare professionals, treatment professionals, prevention professionals and everyday people with the resources they need to face…

Commentary: Removing the stigma from addiction

Stigma is defined as “a mark of disgrace or infamy.” The stigma of addiction stems from behavioral symptoms and aspects of substance use disorder. Examples include impaired judgment or erratic behavior that result in negative consequences, including legal, occupational and…

Editorial: A community forum

It sounded like a bold statement when the Observer’s founder, the late Anthony Urillo, led off the newspaper’s first edition with the point blank declaration that the Observer will be the voice of the community. “In every community there exists…

STEPS to hold anniversary gala on Sept. 14

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER For 10 years, the Southington STEPS Coalition (Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success) has been a leader in substance abuse prevention for youth through education, and they will be celebrating their first decade of success…