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Opioids

Expanding Education in Addiction Medicine
Grant supports creation of new curriculum for future physicians at Larner College of Medicine
Caring for the Caregivers
How Greg Freeman and his team at Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital help employees with substance use disorder build a plan for recovery and see it through.
Too Much, Too Soon? Doctors, Researchers Warn Against Rapid Opioid Tapering
Jon Porter, MD, understands the complexity of the opioid-prescribing debate all too well. Dr. Porter is medical director of University…
Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative Catches On
Unused medication collections expand amid addiction and environmental concerns.
“By far the best period of my practice life has been in this work. And that’s not because it’s been easy or cheerful or un-challenging. On the contrary, it’s been quite challenging. “
About five years ago, William Porter, MD, decided to stop working as a primary care physician and devote his practice to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with opioid use disorder. He explains how the medication saves lives, and the gratification he gets helping people in recovery.
“There’s enough evidence now that what we’re doing here is working.”
Mayor Miro Weinberger shares how the City of Burlington is addressing the opioid crisis using a connected network of community organizations called CommunityStat. This action team is responding to the opioid challenge as a public health issue by coordinating police, public health and safety, and social services in Burlington and the greater community.