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Vermont Kicks the War on Drugs

The state is tackling its heroin epidemic through public health efforts instead of a criminal justice crusade

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne

In an April exposé, Rolling Stone magazine called “bucolic” Vermont “the new face of heroin,” contrasting its wholesome maple-syrup-and-flannel image with a frightening epidemic afflicting small New England towns and snatching the souls of its young people.

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Breaking: Ivy League College Students Use Hard Drugs

Think students at elite schools aren't using (and dealing) hard drugs like heroin? They are, and they're getting arrested for it.


Thanks to recent high profile narcotics busts at the universities of Georgetown, Columbia, and Cornell, word is out that students at elite private schools aren't just smoking a little pot. They're using (and dealing) hard drugs like heroin—and they're getting arrested for it.

Tom Workman, the fellow for the Education Department's Higher Education Center for Alcohol Drug and Prevention Program told Inside Higher Ed that elite private schools are

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Idea: Fight HIV by Letting Addicts Get High

A Canadian clinic is defeating AIDS by letting drug addicts shoot up on the premises. It's gross, but you can't scoff at results.

The New York Times today reports on a story certain to raise a lot of controversy: A nonprofit clinic in Vancouver is fighting the spread of HIV by letting drug addicts get high on the premises.

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