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Construction sites to ‘stand down’ to draw attention to opioid abuse

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Work at dozens of constructions sites throughout Connecticut will be suspended in the coming days to draw attention to the problem of opioid abuse in the construction industry.

Gov. Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong were 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 was to 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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