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Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Letter to the Editor

May 4, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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 about use and non-use. Thank you for contributing to the conversation. In my job, I mostly talk...

Program builds home for recovery

Program builds home for recovery

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

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 the group was founded in 2010 to include students in recovery in the University community, she s...

Dude, where’s my Juul?

Dude, where’s my Juul?

Olivia Stafford

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 flavors kids enjoy, more action needs to be taken to educate kids about the risks of Juul. Accor...

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


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

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 it was a waste of money, she said. Students on UVM’s campus have mixed feelings over vaping,...

Van decorated to combat addiction stigma

Greta Brown, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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 overdose in January and decided to bring attention to the issue with his “UVM Recovery Van...

LivingWell helps to celebrate recovery month

Anna Power

October 6, 2016


Filed under Life

This September, UVM celebrated Recovery Month through Living Well’s Catamount Recovery Program, a programmed housing option for students recovering from addiction. “The Catamount Recovery Program was developed to create a community and a home for students that are in recovery,” Amy Boyd Austin, coor...

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