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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Legalize kratom for its benefit during withdrawal

Legalize kratom for its benefit during withdrawal

Spencer Hurlburt, Opinion Columnist April 21, 2022

Opioid addiction is a public health problem in Vermont, according to the Vermont Department of Health. Legalizing kratom can help. Kratom, the common name for Mitragyna speciosa, belongs to the coffee...

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...

Solve VT’s drug epidemic

Solve VT’s drug epidemic

Staff Editorial January 31, 2018

Thanks to Sen. Dick Sears, a bill legalizing safe injection sites is off the table for 2018. The bill would have legalized the creation of supervised spaces for people to legally use opioid drugs. Vermont...

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