Dialogues with Meg Hansen: Opioid carnage – A Vermonter’s story Part 3

Megan West, a 32-year old Sheldon native, became addicted to oxycodone at age 15. Since then, prescription opioids, heroin and crack cocaine have consumed her life.

In the final part of our dialogue with Megan, we look at policies under consideration by Vermont legislators — such as safe injection sites and decriminalizing buprenorphine — and discuss whether such measures help or hurt opioid addiction.

Meg Hansen is the creator and host of “Dialogues with Meg Hansen” on the YCN network.