Vermont has the highest illicit drug use rate in the United States, with a staggering 15% of Vermonters having admitted to using illegal drugs in the last month.
On October 26, the Springfield High School will be screening The Hungry Heart. The film follows Saint Albans doctor Fred Holmes while he takes an intimate look at how prescription drug addiction is affecting Vermonters.
The film also includes interviews with experts in drug treatment, including Bob Bick, The Substance Abuse Coordinator at the HowardCenter. Bick discusses the efforts that his team puts forward in the effort to aid people on their road to recovery.
Gain a better understanding of the epidemic taking place behind the closed doors of Vermont, and learn how you can help the victims of addiction.