As calls double, Counseling Service responds in new ways

MIDDLEBURY — Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) officials are seeing a surge in calls from people who are becoming increasingly anxious about the isolation and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The organization is encouraging people to call the 388-7641, at any time, for emotional support to help carry them through these difficult times. And CSAC is also creating a “warm line” for people who may not be in crisis, but who simply need to talk things out with a receptive, empathetic person … (read more)

City mulls plan for addiction treatment office

VERGENNES — The opening of Massachusetts addiction counseling firm SaVida Health’s office in Vergennes has been delayed while the Vergennes Development Review Board considers its zoning application. According to a handout provided to city officials, SaVid … (read more)

City could get drug counseling clinic

VERGENNES — A new counseling office for patients who are suffering addiction to alcohol or opioids has been proposed for downtown Vergennes, the Vergennes City Council learned at its meeting Tuesday evening. Alderman Bill Benton said the business, as he u … (read more)