Effects of opiate antidote being felt in Vermont

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MONTPELIER (AP) - Officials say an antidote drug for heroin overdose has been used 37 times in the Burlington area since the Vermont Health Department began distributing it.

Tom Dalton of the HowardCenter's safe recovery program says a bulletin board on the downtown office shows clients how effective the drug Naloxone has been.

Dalton says when the pilot program began, he was worried people wouldn't want to take the kits. But he says people were excited about them.

In December, Vermont health officials began distributing the kits containing Naloxone to five locations that provide services to drug users.

The people who use the kits are also given an opportunity to enter into drug treatment.


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