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‘We’re Not Wired to be Isolated’
Virtual support groups offer connection and convenience
“Opioids, Inc.”: 10 Key Takeaways From FRONTLINE and the Financial Times’ Insys Investigation
How to Use Narcan to Save a Life
Overdoses rise at ‘alarming’ rate in Burlington and Vermont amid pandemic
Source: VTDigger
Treatment for Substance Use Disorder Is Safe During Pandemic
Source: NECN
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
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.
Spotlight on Opioid Treatment During Pregnancy
Governor recognizes Dr. Marjorie Meyer in State of the State address Governor Phil Scott recognized the work of Marjorie Meyer,…
UVM Health Network’s collection sites for medication disposal
UVM Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT Drop-off location: Arnold Level 1 Drop-off availability: Monday through…
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.