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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The UVM Catamount Recovery Program poses for a photo with recovery programs from other schools across the country at UNITE to Face Addiction Oct. 5, 2015. CRP began in 2010 and is located in Living Well on the first floor of the David Center.

On campus recovery program challenges stigma

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer April 25, 2019

The Catamount Recovery Program works to redefine the typical college experience by helping those in recovery and promoting a substance-free life on campus. The Catamount Recovery Program began in 2010...

Amy Boyd Austin is the director of the Catamount Recovery Program and has been working there since the groups 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...

Opioids, pills and substances like heroin have gotten national attention as more and more states declare health-related emergencies. Experts are in agreement that substances like heroin are present on UVMs campus.

Opioids on campus: with no consensus, a problem goes unchecked

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor January 15, 2019

Sarah came to UVM ready to start the next chapter of her life. As the daughter of a heroin addict, she knew the dangers of the drug. But to her surprise, opioids followed her to campus. The scope of...

Wellness Environment Building

WE Investigation: Part 3

Brandon Arcari, Ben Elfland, and Lee Hughes February 19, 2018

Since it began, the Wellness Environment has lost what initially attracted many students: an inclusive, holistic approach to wellbeing, several UVM community members have said. Though some are satisfied...

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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