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Overcoming Addiction In Vermont

Skyler Browder's path to addiction began with alcohol in high school; she then moved from OxyContin to heroin. Today, she's a student at Community College of Vermont in Winooski and a single mom, and she's sober. She goes to five support group meetings per week. (Lynne McCrea/VPR)
Skyler Browder's path to addiction began with alcohol in high school; she then moved from OxyContin to heroin. Today, she's a student at Community College of Vermont in Winooski and a single mom, and she's sober. She goes to five support group meetings per week. (Lynne McCrea/VPR)

Vermont Public Radio has been exploring the heroin problem in Vermont, and today we take a closer look at recovery. Treatment that leads to recovery rarely involves a quick fix. As VPR’s Lynne McCrea reports, overcoming addiction is a “life change.” She has this profile of one woman’s path to recovery.


This story is part of State of Recovery, VPR’s week-long look at the progress that’s been made in fighting opiate addiction in Vermont and the problems that remain. Read more here.

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  • Lynne McCrea, producer and reporter at Vermont Public Radio.

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