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    • Evolution of an Epidemic: A Timeline of the Vermont Opioid Crisis
    • Timeline: Vermont Opioid Crisis

      Hundreds of Vermonters have died from opioid overdoses in the past quarter century. Eight thousand are currently in treatment for opioid-use disorder. Countless more live every day with the despair of this disease. How did we get here? No single event sparked Vermont’s current emergency, but its momentum was building for more than a decade before then-governor Peter Shumlin named it a “full-blown heroin crisis" in his State of the State address. From the invention of OxyContin to a single night last month when the University of Vermont Medical Center treated seven overdosing patients, our timeline tracks the epidemic in Vermont.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -- Seven Days
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