Project VISION, formed when the opioid crisis surged in Rutland City, has made a big difference. Now, a new leader has taken the reins.
Two top leaders will soon retire from the city’s renowned organization as it faces impacts of the pandemic and tackle social justice reform.
The department has identified three sections of the city that are generating the most calls and having the most crashes. Police focus their resources there.
Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson said a statewide commission studying opiate abuse is to make recommendations next month to Gov. Phil Scott on to address it.
The state’s human services secretary estimated that roughly 1 in 3 Vermont addicts are in treatment.
“This is what we have to do — we have stand up in each community and commit to work together,” the governor’s director of drug prevention policy told members of Project Vision.
On Sunday, September 7, Vermonters for Vermonters will be hosting a benefit concert at the Vermont State Fairgrounds Grandstand from 2PM-8PM.
Report to the Senate of Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, following the field hearing on
“Community Solutions to Breaking the Cycle of Heroin and Opioid Addiction” in Rutland, Vt.