I looked for a state that's taken the opioid epidemic seriously. I found Vermont.


"Vermont declared am emergency over the opioid crisis and actually did something about it."

"According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the drug overdose death rate for New England was about 24.6 per 100,000 people in 2015 (the latest year of state-by-state data available), which was the highest for any region in the country.

Yet Vermont was not only below the regional average at 15.8, but below even the national average of 16.3 — a fact that some people on the ground attribute in part to the state’s unique system, known as the hub and spoke."

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Source: Vox


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