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Mobile Syringe Service Drives Harm Reduction Effort
Every Friday afternoon, two medical students at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine set off from campus to pick up the well-stocked mobile outreach van owned by a local nonprofit. Together, they drive north to rural communities and deliver free packs of sterile hypodermic syringes, fentanyl testing strips and Narcan to people who inject drugs.
Most primary care physicians don’t provide treatment for substance use disorder, but that is changing in Vermont
It was 2013, and a young man with opioid use disorder was invited to a meeting of senior leaders from…
Embracing Hope in the Face of Addiction
A mom works through her grief over losing her son by helping others.
Free Naloxone Kits Dispensed in Emergency Department – No Questions Asked
David Clauss, MD, medical director of the emergency departments of Elizabethtown Community Hospital and its Ticonderoga campus, says the kits have benefits beyond their potential to save lives.
UVM Medical Center Program Provides Alternatives to Medication for Patients with Chronic Pain
Catherine Huskisson was living with severe pain and finding few solutions that helped until she found the University of Vermont Medical Center's Comprehensive Pain Program.
Caring for the Most Vulnerable Victims of the Opioid Crisis: Newborns
UVM Health Network - Alice Hyde Medical Center nurses recount their experience with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Innovative Local Partnership Attracts New Funding to Support Addiction Recovery Efforts
UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center secures new grant to continue innovative response to opioid crisis in partnership with the Washington County Substance Abuse Regional Partnership.
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.
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.