What is the Vermont Department of Health doing to address opioids?

Opioids – such as prescription painkillers and heroin – are powerful drugs that are highly addictive. The number of opioid-related deaths in Vermont has been on the rise for the past 10 years.

The Health Department has taken a comprehensive and holistic, inter-divisional approach to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and prevent overdose deaths. Strategies include increasing public awareness, supporting community-based services and enhancements in Vermont’s health systems. These strategies have been developed and evolved in coordination with programs across the Health Department and with partners across the state.

Learn more about opioid overdose-specific initiatives.

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Substance Use Programs (DSU)

Vermont Department of Health
280 State Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-8340

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