In the Media
Fight Against Opiate Addiction Working, Shumlin Says
January 21, 2015
At a January 21 press conference, Governor Shumlin was joined by state officials and Howard Center Executive Director Bob Bick, Howard Center Director of Child, Youth and Familiy Services and Board of Trustee member TJ Donovan. "What the governor did, and continues to do, is he has given people the couarge to speak about addiction openly," said Donovan. Read more . . .
Howard Center Appoints Two New Board Members, Elects Officers
January 15, 2015
Howard Center recently appointed Charlotte Ancel and Kerrick Johnson to three-year terms its board of trustees. Ancel and Johnson were appointed to fill three-year terms on the Board. Read more . . .
One Year Later: Was Opiate Addiction Addressed?
January 14, 2015
One year ago, Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to what he called Vermont's "opiate epidemic." He described a "crisis" that had ensnared thousands and overwhelmed the system designed to help addicts get clean. The speech received national media attention and included many proposals — to increase treatment options for drug addicts, reduce backlogs at medical facilities and boost awareness.
How much progress has been made on Shumlin's proposals? Has Vermont beaten back the "epidemic"? Read more . . .