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MONTPELIER  | “Understanding Vermont’s Opioid Crisis” is an eight-part series highlighting the science of addiction as well as the cultural, social and economic challenges associated with addiction. more

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RUTLAND | Vermont Department of Health officials began warning people who use street drugs to seek a supply of the overdose “reversal” drug naloxone (commercially known as Narcan). more

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MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont State Police barracks and municipal police station in our area now accept unused and unwanted prescription medication from members of the public year-round. more

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BRANDON | Brandon Police officers responded to two drug overdose calls in one day last month. more

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While Vermont’s opioid crisis is far from under control, there is positive news about stamping out the epidemic of drug abuse and wasted lives, one person at a time. more

Editorials

Opioid epidemic, your government at work. Have you ever heard of the “Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act”? more

Letters to the Editor

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PLATTSBURGH | It was not the time he spent as a high school standout, a front-runner for the 1998 Heisman Trophy, or even the poor performance in the NFL that landed Ryan Leaf in a prison cell for 32 months. more

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In honor of September being National Recovery Awareness Month, I recently spent a day meeting with people and organizations dedicated to helping those affected by the opioid crisis. more

Guest Columnists

The current opioid epidemic was caused by a deadly intersection of many factors: greed, fear, the quest to feel good, misinformation and legitimate efforts to treat acute and chronic pain. more

Community Columnists

Battling addiction and winning has been the hardest thing I have had to do. more

Community Columnists

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Elks are gearing up again for their annual Dictionary Project. more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Neighbors Addressing Drug Abuse (TiNADA) Coalition focuses on friends sharing hope about recovery from drug dependence. more

The Sun

The head of Friends of Recovery New York will speak in Ticonderoga more

The Sun

PLATTSBURGH — The fight to combat the North Country’s opiate crisis has gone digital. more

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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley is among those local law enforcement officials who feel unsettled about opening the lid on legalized marijuana in Vermont. more

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Our current crisis of drug abuse seems to be on a rapid incline with even more Vermonters dying from drug overdoses. more

Editorials

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Heroin-Opiod Prevention Consortium (ECHO) will be heading into lockdown in order to help teach others about the dangers of these types of drugs. more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH, NY & BURLINGTON, VT — At the low point of his life, Jason recalls sitting in a dark apartment alone. more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH — At the low point of his life, Jason recalls sitting in a dark apartment alone. more

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Report: Essex County has higher rates of obesity, premature death and lower access to care than state average more

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