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Grant fuels research and expansion of rapid-access medication assisted treatment at UVM Health Network hospitals
People ready to begin the journey of treatment for opioid use disorder now have a new place to start: In the Emergency Department.
Together, we are making an impact
The University of Vermont Health Network works in partnership with community and government agencies across our region to fight the opioid epidemic. Together, we are making significant progress in expanding treatment and reducing death from overdose, researching new alternatives and continuing to help those struggling with substance abuse disorder find a healthier path forward. This site is designed to highlight progress and give voice to our stories of hope, challenge and promise.
“I Never Meant to Become a Heroin Addict”
Victoria overcame opiate addiction to become an amazing mom and teacher with the help of KidSafe Collaborative and their innovative CHARM program.
Why Did Opioid Overdose Deaths Drop 50% in Chittenden County?
Easier and faster access to medication-assisted treatment and efforts to blunt the impact of fentanyl helped to significantly reduce the…
Plattsburgh Emergency Department reduces opioid prescriptions by 40% using data-driven approach
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Emergency Department physicians are working to prevent more patients from becoming addicted. Daniel Anhalt, MD, explains how data and technology help to meet the needs of patients while reducing exposure to opioids.