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Program gives teens a platform to push back against addiction

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Actor Jeremy Holm was driving from a gig in Stowe to his Vergennes home last September when his radio popped with some news he couldn’t ignore.

It was a story about the police chief in East Liverpool, Ohio, who had posted a photo on Facebook depicting two adult heroin addicts passed out in front seats of their vehicle, with their 4-year-old boy asleep in the backseat.

“The chief put that picture up because he needed help,” Holm recalled. “He said, ‘You can’t arrest yourself out of this problem.’”

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Brandon Cares considers a needle exchange program like Middlebury's

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — There were two impressive guests at the regular Brandon Cares meeting Monday night, and they each offered some optimism and advancement in Vermont’s war on opiate addiction.

The first to speak was Theresa Vezina, the Harm Reduction Program Manager for Vermont Cares, the state’s largest AIDS service organization that administers a syringe exchange program.

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Opinion: Acceptance is the answer with addiciton

Posted on September 7, 2016 |
By Jessi de Boer



As this series draws to a close some important final thoughts come to mind. Whether you think you might have addiction or are worried about a friend or family member it is important to remember that acceptance is the answer. Accepting that there is a problem, accepting that perhaps the loved one does not want help, and accepting that when ready there is treatment available right here in Addison County.

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Local website created to help fight opiate addiction

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Bob Donnis of Bristol knows how a solid drug-addiction recovery program can benefit a patient; he saw one work for a relative.

Hoping to see additional success stories, Donnis and other members of the Addison County Opiate Treatment Committee recently hailed the launch of a new website that will give people the information they need to steer away from drug abuse, or get help if they are already in the throes of addiction.

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Officials eye new tools to fight drug addiction

Posted on September 8, 2014 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Local law enforcement, health care and social service officials turned out in force in Vergennes on Sept. 3 to plan new strategies for stemming the alarming flow, and use, of heroin and other opiates in Addison County.

The meeting was billed as a follow-up to last spring’s “summit on opiate addiction” called by Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has made the topic a prime focus of his administration.

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