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The Vermont Cynic

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...

Stacey Sigmon holds a “medi wheel” device in her clinic in the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health, Feb. 3. The new UVM Center on Rural Addiction is dedicated to addressing the opioid issue within rural communities through developed research.

This woman’s research saves lives: meet the director of UVM’s Center on Rural Addiction

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor February 11, 2020

At Christmas this past December, Dr. Stacey Sigmon and her brother sat down together in their hometown of Faith, North Carolina, and made a list. Together, the two came up with at least 30 people they...

Decriminalizing drugs puts patients at risk of worse problems

Decriminalizing drugs puts patients at risk of worse problems

Henry Mitchell April 24, 2019

I am concerned with the decriminalization of drugs in the U.S. because I expect a lack of follow-up to its implementation. To understand this problem, look at Portugal, the country most often pointed...

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