We need as much help as we can get for this epidemic. There is a turn of events in Connecticut involving a new initiative.

We have been blogging and reporting on the country wide devastation of drug overdoses. It's not a new story, but this possible twist may help in the war against it.

According to Fox61.com, a new initiative is cracking down on drug dealers in the state. This new aggressive tactic targets those who distribute heroin and opioids causing overdoses. The big twist is that Connecticut officials say overdose locations will be considered crime scenes.

In a release from the US States Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut, U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly's Office and the DEA have developed new protocol for police officers that respond to overdose deaths. Right now there are ongoing investigations of overdoses that occurred in Danbury, Newtown, Shelton, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Derby, Enfield, Greenwich, Middletown, Norwich, Vernon, Weston, Willimantic and Woodbridge.

Any and every thing we can do to put a stop to this epidemic is a positive step.