Construction Sites to “Stand Down” to Address Opioid Abuse

Work at dozens of constructions sites across Connecticut will be suspended in the coming days to draw attention to the problem of opioid abuse in the construction industry.

Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong are scheduled to appear Monday morning with members of the Connecticut Construction Industry Association and construction union officials outside the State Office Building in Hartford, where a massive renovation project is under way. It will be one of dozens of similar "stand downs" planned across the state at construction sites, beginning Monday and running through Friday.

The general theme of the campaign is called "You Are Not Alone: There Is Help." The events are designed to create awareness, provide resources and reduce the stigma of opioid use among construction workers.

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