Vermont is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. Heroin use fatalities are on the rise and the number of people in treatment for opioid use disorder in Rutland County has tripled in recent years. Despite this widespread problem, community members of Rutland County feel that there is reluctance to talk about opioid misuse and lack of awareness. This project aims to bring awareness, provide resources, and encourage people struggling with opioid use disorder to seek treatment.
Brandon Medical Center
Rural, opioids, education, awareness
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Olson, Kathleen, "Promoting Awareness of the Opioid Epidemic in Rural Vermont" (2017). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 230.