Vermont’s Opiate Addiction Crisis

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Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley, co-hosts of “Vote for Vermont”, were joined by Vermont’s Director of Drug Prevention Policy, Jolinda LaClair on a recent show. Jolinda, a 35-year public service career veteran, serving with Congressman Jeffords’ Office, as Director of USDA Rural Development, and as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. In his second executive order, Governor Scott established the Opioid Coordination Council. The Council is charged with ensuring full inter-agency and intra-agency coordination between state and local governments with specific focus on the areas of prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement activities. With LaClair at the helm, the Council’s 22 members represent multiple sectors from the areas of prevention,...

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