“I think we have to keep in mind that many of these kids are violent and can do extreme damage to physical property — but more importantly staff members and other kids. I encourage you to listen and call it what it really is,” Sen. Dick Sears said.
Naloxone, the emergency treatment that’s proven to reverse opioid overdoses and fentanyl poisoning if administered quickly enough, is available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Vermont should judge drug users, drug dealers and police by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Until then, the drug trade will flourish and more people will die horrible deaths, because the drug gangs are all here.
The idea behind administering suboxone to inmates to prevent withdrawal from heroin seemed sensible, but has turned into a ghastly slippery slope in which inmates entering Vermont’s prisons system free of opioid addiction exit them addicted.
It’s been one year since Jenna’s House opened in Johnson, significantly expanding the region’s resources to those struggling with opioid-related addiction. Saturday was time for celebration.
At his weekly media briefing, Governor Phil Scott highlighted available resources and new state investments passed this year to combat the opioid epidemic and support those with substance use disorder, including nearly $9 million in new investments for prevention, treatment and recovery.
Gov. Phil Scott has once again turned to drug abuse and addiction as the primary subject of his press conference on Wednesday, which was held outside the Central Vermont Medical Center.
States participating in the settlement include Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin. New York settled separately with Allergan in December 2021.
Our 3-year-old granddaughter picked up a used needle and mistakenly poked a family member with it. Because of the “unknown,” the family member needed to undergo blood tests and now needs to take antiviral meds for a month’s time.
The Democratic candidate for governor and an outspoken progressive columnist have chastised Gov. Phil Scott for his veto of H.728, which includes money to study “safe injection sites” for opioid users.
“From my standpoint, it seems counterintuitive to divert resources from proven harm reduction strategies to plan injection sites without clear data on the effectiveness of this approach.”
On Thursday Vermont’s governor used his veto pen to strike down drug decriminalization through a proposed Drug Use Standards Advisory Board, but he allowed ranked choice voting in Burlington City Council elections.