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4/2/2019 - CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services launches LiveLOUD

On April 1, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz announced two new statewide efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

In an effort to prevent, discourage and destigmatize opioid addiction, DMHAS launched LiveLOUD, a series of social media, radio, transit, and billboard spots directed to those who are actively using heroin or misusing prescription opioids, their families and communities. Residents can get information about opioid use disorder, treatment options and resources for families online at www.liveloud.org

Administered by the Department of Public Health, the NORA app is designed to help save lives when confronted with an opioid overdose by educating residents on how to administer naloxone and using a user’s GPS data to find nearby locations to obtain the medication. The app, which is free for all users, functions through the web browser of most smartphones by visiting www.norasaves.com.

For more information go to: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2019/04-2019/Governor-Lamont-Announces-New-Statewide-Efforts-to-Confront-Opioid-Addiction-and-Save-Lives

View the Live LOUD (Life With Opioid Disorder) PSA video here: LiveLOUD PSA on YouTube