Attorney General Candidate Chris Mattei Releases Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis in Connecticut

Jul 18, 2018 | News | 0 comments

Hartford, CT – Today, former Assistant United States Attorney Chris Mattei, a candidate for Connecticut Attorney General, released his proposal to combat the opioid crisis. The plan seeks to curb the ongoing public heath epidemic, hold irresponsible drug manufacturers accountable, and increase oversight to prevent a similar crisis in the future.

“As an Assistant US Attorney, I worked to keep our communities safe by investigating and prosecuting large drug trafficking organizations and corrupt drug companies alike. I saw firsthand the devastating impact of addiction. From the distribution of heroin and illegal synthetic opioids, to the overprescribing of opioid medications, we must hold accountable those who profit from human misery and addiction, and dedicate adequate services to prevent and treat addiction,” said Mattei. “I promise that as Attorney General, I will do everything in my power to protect Connecticut families and bring to justice those involved in perpetuating this crisis.”

“Through my work, I have seen the horrific impact of the opioid crisis on communities across our state,” said Jeanne Milstein, Director of Human Services for the City of New London and former state Child Advocate. “Chris’s comprehensive plan to address this devastating public health crisis demonstrates his leadership and his deep compassion toward people struggling with substance use disorder.”

Read the full plan here: