Film offers hard look at opioids

The film “Life After You,” which takes a serious look at opiate abuse, will be screen with a post-film question-and-answer with the filmmakers later this month.

Opioid deaths already outpacing last year’s record numbers

Last year, Vermont recorded the highest number of opioid overdose deaths the state has ever seen — 210. This year could bring worse news if the latest numbers are any indication.

Book review: Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal — by Brett Ann Stanciu

Brett Ann Stanciu, the librarian in a small Vermont town, struggled after a community member, known to be a habitual drug-user and a frequent trespasser in the library building after hours, took his own life just after he was witnessed breaking into the l … (read more)

Opioid epidemic workshops offered at Career Center

MIDDLEBURY — In response to opioid crisis in Vermont, the Department of Health (VDOH) and the Hannaford Career Center are partnering to offer a series of workshops, starting Feb. 11, from 6-8:15 p.m., aimed at building understanding and community resilien … (read more)

CSAC, other nonprofits, sue makers of opioids

MIDDLEBURY — The Counseling Service of Addison County and two other Vermont community mental health agencies announced on Wednesday that they are joining forces in a lawsuit against the opioid drug industry. Joining CSAC as state-designated nonprofit agen … (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)