Tell Us About a Loved One Lost to the Opioid Crisis | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Tell Us About a Loved One Lost to the Opioid Crisis 

Almost everyone today knows someone affected by opioid-use disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 130 people die in the United States every day as a result of overdosing on opioids — and that number doesn’t capture the many other ways that this disease kills those who suffer from it.

More often than not, losing a loved one in this way can be an isolating experience. People often feel uncomfortable acknowledging addiction. Obituaries rarely mention it as a cause of death. That's one reason it's so hard to calculate the human cost of the opioid epidemic — it's largely invisible.

To change that, Seven Days is creating "All Our Hearts," an online memorial project. When launched later this year, All Our Hearts will document the lives of those who are no longer with us and the people they touched.

If you've lost someone who struggled with opioid-use disorder, please share your story with us by filling out the form below. It includes a mix of questions and prompts that we hope will help you describe your loved one.

Your remembrances can educate, change minds, awaken empathy — and inspire action.

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Read more about All Our Hearts here. For more information, contact Claire Skogsberg or Cathy Resmer, or call 802-864-5684 x14.

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