But, said Dirga, other drugs cocaine and crack cocaine in particular are much more widely available in Middletown.
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There are internal and legal controls on improper prescibing, said Chadwick. In February, Dr. Scott Houghton was sentenced to five years probation and 250 hours of community service for illegal prescriptions.
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But opiate and opioid use, which effectively short circuits the brain perception of pain, can also alter the user brain so that the rest of their experiences are similarly blunted.
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Heroin in Middletown is still scarcer than it is in Hartford, which has kept territorial violence between rival gangs out of the city for the most part, said Dirga and Chadwick.
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Rather than spend $30 to $45 on a single prescription narcotic pill, addicts may opt for heroin for as little as $5 in Hartford or $8 in Middlesex County, said Betsey Chadwick, the director of the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council.
amounts of narcotics generally have other issues compounding their physical pain usually a family or professional issue.
On their own, said Chadwick, narcotic painkillers are not inherently evil they are crucial to managing certain types of pain. But they are also ripe for abuse and misuse.
MIDDLETOWN >> Addiction and pain management experts sat with local and state officials Monday to explain the link between prescription opioids and heroin.
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