Republican Gov. Charlie Baker called on state lawmakers to approve a bill that would allow drug addicts to be held against their will for potential treatment.
A key puzzle piece to curbing Vermont’s opioid epidemic has emerged just across the Connecticut River at Dartmouth College.
In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-hosts Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley interview Jolinda LaClair about the scope of the opiate epidemic in Vermont.
Standing next to lawmakers and health leaders, Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday celebrated a new permanent opioid treatment hub in Franklin County that has a capacity of 700 and is already serving more than 200 patients.
Rutland Mayor Dave Allaire isn’t a my-way-or-the-highway community leader when it comes to tackling the drug abuse epidemic. He believes public and private treatment programs in Rutland County — from faith-based Teen Challenge Rutland to state-funded methadone clinics — must be part of the mix.
A new substance abuse treatment program opened its doors Saturday in Rutland, marking an important step in the state’s continued fight against opioid abuse.
As drug addiction continues to grow in Vermont, a question remains: Is the state’s solution working?
For Vermonters trapped in a vicious circle of heroin abuse and recovery, Suboxone is a wonder drug that promises freedom from addiction. But pharmacists on the front lines of Vermont’s war on opioids say the state’s embrace of buprenorphine is setting people up for a lifetime of drug dependency.