Many studies have been done regarding the effects of substance abuse and dependance. We have included several here which we believe viewers of The Hungry Heart may find interesting.
An introduction to opioid addiction.
Some common treatments for opioid addiction.
A summary by the Vermont Department of Health on historical trends in opioid treatment in Vermont.
A one page summary of historical trends in substance abuse in Vermont.
A publication of the Vermont State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (credit lexi). It summarizes their discussions regarding the misuse of prescription drugs in Vermont.
An analysis by the Vermont Department of Health compiling data to address questions regarding the number of births in the state to women with opioid dependency.
The results of a survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco in the United States.