The Vermont Cynic

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

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 UVM's campus.

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 the opioid problem is not clear at UVM, but the experts are in agreement that substances like heroi...

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 legislature’s decision to put the proposal off will result in overdose deaths. The sites, w...

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