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Vermont Governor Expands Medical Marijuana Access

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A few weeks ago, Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law giving doctors the right to prescribe medical marijuana for those in chronic pain. Shumlin is hoping to use this to fight the prescription painkiller epidemic, which is causing both addiction and overdose deaths. But getting people to switch from opioids to marijuana might not be as easy as it sounds.



Painkillers in the Wrong Hands Lead to Addiction, says Shumlin

Posted under Addiction Help, Prescription Drugs, Vermont

If you ask kids who are abusing prescription drugs how they got started, you’ll find that the vast majority got them from their parents’ medicine cabinets. And many of the others got them from their friends, who got them from their own parents’ medicine cabinets. Or maybe from the medicine cabinets of another relative, or a friend. more…

Stay Safe This Holiday Season – Especially in these Cities

Posted under Alcohol, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

If you’re looking to stay safe over New Year’s Eve this year, be aware that some cities are far worse than others. In fact, here are the 25 drunkest cities in America – the worst cities to be out on during the holiday season. 1. Boston, MASS. 2. Norfolk, VA 3. Milwaukee, WI 4. Charleston, more…

Addiction Help for Prescription Drugs Could Slow Heroin Addiction Trend

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Vermont

The District Attorney and police are somewhat alarmed by the increased in heroin trafficking in Vermont, but say prescription drug addiction and cocaine are still their biggest problems. What they may not realize is that if they don’t get prescription drug addicts the addiction help they need, their heroin problem is likely to continue. Why? more…