Vermont Struggles To Quell Growing Heroin Addiction Problem

The Burlington (VT) Free Press (6/12, Hemingway) reports that over the “past 15 months, Vermont has been on a mission to quell a growing heroin addiction problem in the state.” Efforts to do so have “involved busting up drug rings importing heroin to the state, vastly expanding opiate addiction treatment programs with collaboration of treatment hubs and local doctors and arming cops and ambulance workers with a drug that can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose.” Back in January, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT) “devoted his entire State of the State message to the Legislature to the heroin problem and what to do about it.”

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— “In Vermont, on the front lines of war on heroin,” Sam Hemingway, Burlington Free Press via USA Today, June 12, 2014.

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