'Drug czar' says Vermont opioid treatment valuable model


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The White House "drug czar" on Monday praised Vermont — a pioneering state in the fight against opioid abuse — calling its opioid addiction treatment system an "an incredibly valuable national model" that is being emulated around the country.

During a two-day visit to the state, Richard Baum, the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and his staff planned to talk with members of Vermont's opioid and drug misuse prevention, treatment, recovery and enforcement communities. On Monday, he attended a meeting of the Governor's Opioid Coordinat...

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