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‘We’re Not Wired to be Isolated’
Virtual support groups offer connection and convenience
Preserving Access to MAT During a Pandemic
Prescribing regulations are relaxed to keep recovery on track
Vermont Recovery Services Are Now a Single Call Away
Health Department Launches VTHelplink Referral Resource to help people with substance use disorder access services during the COVID-19 crisis
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.
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.