Opiates: Information and Resources

These pages about opiate use and treatment are new additions to our website. You may ask, why these pages, why now? The answer is simple: In recent years, the rising use of opiates in the United States has reached nearly epidemic proportions. In Vermont, Governor Shumlin dedicated his 2014 state of the state address to the issue of growing opiate use in the state, which helped to focus a spotlight on the issue nationally.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014

  • 47,055 overdose deaths occurred in the United States
  • 61% of drug overdose deaths involved some type of opioid, including heroin
  • More persons died from drug overdoses in the United States than during any previous year

As part of our commitment to those we serve, we present the information on these pages to help educate our community and to offer resources for individuals and families struggling with opiate use.

If you are unable to find the information you need on these pages, please contact:
Martie Majoros at mmajoros@howardcenter.org.

Note: Information on these pages is compiled from a variety of sources, including our professional staff and from some of the organizations on our resource list.