The number of deaths declined because the State of Vermont is doing a great job, Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine said. About the 2019 decrease in opioid deaths.
"Seivwright pointed out aspects of Vermont’s “hub and spoke” system of medication assisted treatment, or MAT, which includes intensive treatment in regional locations, or “hubs,” and ongoing maintenance treatment in the patient’s community or “spokes.” The health department is working to improve rapid access to MAT so patients can get into treatment within one to two days and the dozen recovery support centers around Vermont.."
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