The Rescue Agency and the Vermont Department of Health have created a campaign called, “Over the Dose,” which targets young adults, with the goal of Reducing Recreational and Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers among this vulnerable population. The website states that, “Despite opioid misuse becoming an epidemic, many young adults lack understanding about the risks […]
There are multiple reasons why a proven treatment like buprenorphine is not being made more readily available to those living with opioid use disorder.
Prescription drugs have killed more than a thousand Mainers in the last 10 years and devastated many more lives.
“The safety and efficacy of these medications (Methadone and Suboxone) are very well established.” But, “Access to treatment continues to be an issue.”
“We’re (CHLB) using every outlet we can to try to heighten awareness of this issue (opioid abuse).”