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Text of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s 2016 State of the State address

Homegrown, not corporate grown, is Vermont’s energy future. It was a lonely place when Vermont had the courage to acknowledge the terrible disease of opiate addiction ... and alone and her daughter ... read more

Pregnant Women on Opioids Shouldn’t Go ‘Cold Turkey’ to Protect Their Baby

Doctors told her they’d eventually ... and buprenorphine in opioid-dependent pregnant women gives the baby a fighting chance. She said that pregnant women who are actively in the opioid cycle of ... read more

Mothers Fight Stigma Of Drug Addiction

The stigma surrounding addiction ... s sister and the policy director for Young Women United looking for reactions from people waiting for the bus. "This one says I’m more than my addiction, fighting ... read more

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Hooked: Kate O’Neill to Cover the Vermont Opioid Crisis for Seven Days

In the five years since Shumlin formally recognized Vermont's opiate ... beyond our friends, family and the Vermonters who read those newspapers to see it. I was nervous when I first realized it was ... read more

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

One of her addiction patients, a woman in her mid-70s, was referred to her because her daily dose of opioids had climbed over the years ... t consider methadone for this patient because of the stigma ... read more

Heroin tide, resolve rise in Vermont

As resources increase in Vermont, the stigma surrounding addiction is crumbling. From Bennington in the south to St. Albans in the north, Vermonters appear to have moved beyond ... year-old woman from ... read more

Opioid epidemic has loved ones revealing addiction in unusual place: obituaries

Two or three years ago, this kind of openness in obituaries was unheard of, said Jim Hood, co-founder and CEO of Facing Addiction, a Danbury, Connecticut-based advocacy organization. He likened the ... read more

In Atlanta, President Trump, first lady tout 'tremendous' progress fighting opioid crisis

The president brought up a Virginia police officer whose son died from an overdose of heroin and fentanyl who conveyed the message of ending the stigma of addiction. A father who lost his son, Matthew ... read more

The single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic

As I’ve written about the opioid epidemic ... it’s that the person with addiction has failed and deserves what’s coming to her. Stigma is a problem even in a progressive state like Vermont. In ... read more

How Dayton, Ohio, halved opioid deaths – and inspired other cities

In Cary, near Raleigh, North Carolina, overdose increases around 70% baffled authorities. Cary deployed portable robots at strategic points in the sewers to test human waste for opioid ... her phone. ... read more

Leadership Blue in the books — DeSantis signs HB 5 — Trump’s moon flip — A deadly shooting fueled by a hatred of women

Read more Attend the #WellbeingCity Forum in Montréal: Cities are currently home to more than half the global population, a figure that will soar to 70% within the next ... as a 40-ish Orlando woman ... read more

OxyContin maker gets patent for drug to treat opioid addiction

"Thus, if opioids are taken by healthy human subjects with a drug-seeking behaviour they may lead to psychological as well as physical dependence." TV anchor shares personal story of loss to fight ... read more

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