Substance abuse/addiction, especially of opioids, is a major problem in Franklin County, where resources are not easily accessible to patients struggling/in recovery. Educating patients about the availability of peer support groups/recovery centers and clinics in the community may provide an attractive resource for patients who need additional help.
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substance abuse, substance use disorder, opioids, addiction, peer support groups, 12-step programs, Vermont
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Nilo, Michael, "Social Support Groups Focused on Substance Abuse and Addiction Available to Patients in Franklin County, Vermont" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 486.