Vermont Adult & Teen Challenge will launch a holiday matching fund drive to raise money for its addiction recovery and rehabilitation centers for men and women in the state.
Vermont had the highest percent increase of drug overdose deaths from March 2021 to March 2021, 85.1%, according the most recent Center for Disease Control data available. Overdose deaths increased from 114 to 211.
An opioid addiction recovery center has expanded recently with a new location in Johnson, and the site will focus on teaching life skills, job training and more to help recovering addicts get back in a home and find work.
A coalition of 15 states agreed to a deal with drug maker Purdue Pharma, which could soon lead to a $4.5 billion settlement over the company’s role in the U.S. opioid epidemic.
In the 33rd episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo meets with the leaders of Teen Challenge Vermont — Pastor Rick Welch and Larry McGraw — to find out what makes the faith-based, substance abuse recovery center in Lamoille County so successful.
Residents may have noticed steady reports of out-of-state fentanyl and heroin dealers being apprehended in Vermont, often associated with well-organized and extremely violent inner city gangs who also traffic in guns, sex workers, and anything else that makes a profit.
Questions were raised about whether the Newport coronavirus outbreak could have been caused by mouth-to-mouth transfers of synthetic narcotics prescribed to prisoners but then used as “currency” with fellow inmates. Media and other biases are evident in the way in which these issues are addressed.
In the 31st episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo covers Jenna’s House in Johnson, Vermont, whose founders want to provide wholistic addiction treatment and recovery services. Guests are Greg Tatro, founder of Jenna’s Promise, and Daniel Franklin, executive director of North Central Vermont Recovery Center.
Why are Hartford drug dealers targeting Vermont? A reading of police and media reports suggests at least three reasons: Gangs, greed and guns.
The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced a global resolution of its criminal and civil investigations into the opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma. The resolutions with Purdue are subject to the approval of the bankruptcy court.
Twice as many people have died in car crashes so far this year compared to 2019. Opioid overdoses are up 50%. In both cases state officials say the pandemic is at least partly to blame.
Fewer regulations and related expenses for businesses will improve incomes, decrease housing expenses, encourage investment and instill hope. This will reduce suicides, domestic violence and illicit drug use.