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Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Letter to the Editor May 4, 2019

Dear Editors, I appreciate the Cynic’s coverage of issues related to student heath, including recent coverage of drug use. As a drug and alcohol counselor on campus, I’m all for getting us to talk...

Amy Boyd Austin is the director of the Catamount Recovery Program and has been working there since the group's founding in 2010. CRP is for students in recovery from substance use and those taking a break from substance use as well.

Program builds home for recovery

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor January 24, 2019

At UVM, one woman is working to build a community around students who identify as being in recovery from drug use. Amy Boyd Austin, the director of the Catamount Recovery Program, has been working since...

Dude, where's my Juul?

Dude, where’s my Juul?

Olivia Stafford December 10, 2018

The company Juul was created to help people quit smoking cigarettes, but the product has become a dangerous trend. While the Food and Drug Administration has begun cracking down on this issue by banning...

Head in the clouds: an inside look at Juul use on campus

Head in the clouds: an inside look at Juul use on campus

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor December 5, 2018

The first time Zoe Silverman, a first-year, hit a Juul, she was 16. When it was offered to her, she didn’t think twice. Two years later, Silverman abandoned her  own Juul before coming to UVM because...

Van decorated to combat addiction stigma

Greta Brown, Staff Writer May 2, 2017

While some were getting high with friends April 20, others celebrated by decorating an old van with positive images to support recovering addicts.   Junior Rory Butler lost a friend to a heroin...

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