During a stint treating inmates at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland, Dr. Porter found it satisfying to help those who struggled with addiction. Read more about his medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with opioid use disorder.
Mayor Miro Weinberger shares how the City of Burlington is addressing the opioid crisis using a connected network of community organizations called CommunityStat. This action team is responding to the opioid challenge as a public health issue by coordinating police, public health and safety, and social services in Burlington and the greater community.
In the past few decades, public discourse regarding mental illness and drug use has been centered on a conceptualization of these problems as “illnesses like any other.” This focus on brain disorder was well intentioned; the hope was that this would replace moral blame and therefore encourage people to seek treatment. However, there are unintended […]
The emergency department at UVM Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital and its Ticonderoga Campus seek to reduce stigma and erase judgment when treating patients with opioid use disorder. Watch the video highlight or read the full interview below.
UVM Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center secures new grant to continue innovative response to opioid crisis in partnership with the Washington County Substance Abuse Regional Partnership.
People ready to begin the journey of treatment for opioid use disorder now have a new place to start: In the Emergency Department.
Chittenden County Opioid Alliance looks to make a substantial and sustained impact on the opioid crisis, but they can’t do it alone. Read an interview with Christine Johnson, the Executive Director of the organization.
Stephen Leffler, MD, shares his perspective on how we got here, what seems to be working and what challenges lie ahead. Watch the video highlight or read the full interview.