Small Town, Big-Time Heroin Use

Small Town, Big-Time Heroin Use

There are 7 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Dec 26, 2007, titled Small Town, Big-Time Heroin Use. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Three blond women hurry past a kids' soccer game to the quaint gazebo in Jillson Square, a traditional New England green framed by a white-steepled church and historic stone house.

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drugsaregood

Delray Beach, FL

#1 Dec 27, 2007
I loved reading this article.
Hiram Abif

Arlington, TX

#2 Dec 27, 2007
What is the point of this story?
Willimantic Joe

Gales Ferry, CT

#3 Dec 28, 2007
Willimantic has been the drug/prostitute capitol of Connecticut for years, what is new here?? Maybe the Courant forgot the series of front page articles they did a few years back on exactally this subject in Willimantic.
whitey

Columbus, OH

#4 Dec 28, 2007
i live in small town and in 5 years crack and meth has takin over,it makes me sick!
Windham Hospital

Farmington, CT

#5 Oct 5, 2008
I used to work in the ER at WCMH, I now work on 4Shea. When the druggies need drugs they come right to the hospital to get them. I over heard a doctor saying that "oh he's a frequent flyer, I'll give him a few percocets and be on his way" The doctors here, don't really care. It took a total of 17 minutes from the time the patient registered from the time he was discharged. I say blame the hospital as well, they are part of the problem.
Mystik

Canterbury, CT

#6 Oct 6, 2008
Windham Hospital wrote:
I used to work in the ER at WCMH, I now work on 4Shea. When the druggies need drugs they come right to the hospital to get them. I over heard a doctor saying that "oh he's a frequent flyer, I'll give him a few percocets and be on his way" The doctors here, don't really care. It took a total of 17 minutes from the time the patient registered from the time he was discharged. I say blame the hospital as well, they are part of the problem.
I agree! However it hurts other patients comming into the ER. i have gone into the ER at WCMH and been treated as if I was drug seeking when i had a real problem. They gave me pain killers and no real tests to find out the problem. I left there and went to another hospital where i was acually treated for a problem not treated like a druggie.
Windham Hospital

Portland, CT

#7 Oct 7, 2008
Thanks for that comment. The state needs to do something about this. I'll be looking into that and speaking with legislation. Don Williams and Joe Courtney are on my list. They wonder why the doctors malpractice insurance is so expensive. It's hospitals like WCMH that makes it possible for the increase in malpractice insurance. Dr Shanghold is one of the doctors that participate in handing out pain killers and sending patients on their way. I'll be quitting my job at WCMH as I don't like what's going on there. Everyone else seems to be in denial as they have worked there so much longer than me. I'm pretty sure that I may end up getting fired for blowing the whistle on this hospital. So I'm pretty much well prepared. People at this hospital will not stick together as this hospital is known to fire employees without cause and making ups some stuff.
Mystik wrote:
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I agree! However it hurts other patients comming into the ER. i have gone into the ER at WCMH and been treated as if I was drug seeking when i had a real problem. They gave me pain killers and no real tests to find out the problem. I left there and went to another hospital where i was acually treated for a problem not treated like a druggie.

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