Opioid Coordination Council

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Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott's opioid coordination council discussed safe injection sites as a possible remedy to the ongoing opioid epidemic, but concluded they are not appropriate at this time.

Governor Phil Scott (left) joins Drug Prevention Policy Director Jolinda LaClair (at podium) and others at Vermont's Opioid Awareness Day
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Donning purple ribbons and small cards with the number 107, dozens of advocates gathered at the Statehouse in Montpelier this week for Vermont’s second annual Opioid Awareness Day.

Vermont has streamlined the process for becoming a substance abuse counselor as the state continues to address the opioid addiction crisis.