In the Media

One Year Later: Was Opiate Addiction Addressed?

January 14, 2015

One year ago, Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to what he called Vermont's "opiate epidemic." He described a "crisis" that had ensnared thousands and overwhelmed the system designed to help addicts get clean. The speech received national media attention and included many proposals — to increase treatment options for drug addicts, reduce backlogs at medical facilities and boost awareness.

How much progress has been made on Shumlin's proposals? Has Vermont beaten back the "epidemic"? Read more . . .

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