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Confronting the Opioid Crisis

Stories of partnership and innovation in treatment and recovery from the UVM Health Network and our communities

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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…
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.

In The News

Governor recognizes Dr. Marjorie Meyer in State of the State address
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,…

Perspectives

Inventing the Wheel
Vermonters craft the “hub and spoke” — the first effective clinical approach to treating widespread opioid addiction.

“We educate medical students on how to manage diabetes with insulin; we should be doing the same with opioid use disorder.” 

 

Halle Sobel, MD
Unversity of Vermont Associate Professor of Medicine