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drug addiction http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2499/all en Brandon community rallies to battle drug addiction http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411brandon-community-rallies-battle-drug-addiction <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26888" style="width: 73px;"><a href="/201411brandon-community-rallies-battle-drug-addiction"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Addict.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Addict.jpg" title="Addict.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="73" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FORMER ADDICT PAT Higgins addresses a packed house for the Brandon Cares meeting at the Brandon Town Hall last week. Higgins shared his story of heroin and painkiller addiction and recovery; and he also answered questions about the drug problem in Brandon. Photo by Lee Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BRANDON &mdash; Brandon showed it cared this past Thursday night when roughly 60 people participated in a meeting at the Town Hall to talk about the local heroin and opiate addiction problem.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26889">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411brandon-community-rallies-battle-drug-addiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon brandon drug addiction Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:36:22 +0000 Zach Despart 26889 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: A willful blindness? http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311editorial-willful-blindness <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">Last week, about 200 people came out on a rainy Thursday night to watch Bess O&rsquo;Brien&rsquo;s documentary film &ldquo;The Hungry Heart.&rdquo; It is a moving and emotionally powerful 93-minute film on prescription drug and opiate addiction.</span></p> <p> While the main meeting room in the Unitarian Universalist Society church in Middlebury was packed, it also means about 8,500 people in the Middlebury community were not there. That is expected, of course. No event draws all people.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20256">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311editorial-willful-blindness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial A Hungry Heart drug addiction Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:19:07 +0000 Zach Despart 20256 at http://www.addisonindependent.com