The Opiate Offensive: Watch Monday at 10 on FOX44 News

By Christine Souders |

Published 05/04 2014 08:50PM

Updated 05/04 2014 09:03PM

VERMONT- It's a disease that knows no income levels, social status, age or race, and all are equally prone to addiction.

In an in-depth coversation with Vermont's Governor Peter Shumlin, we talk about the heroin and opiates crisis gripping the state.

He shares with us in detail about the problem that is causing an increase in crime, overdoses, and broken homes.

In addition, how this epidemic is shaping Vermont's reputation, and what's in the works to combat it.

"My point is simple. If we continue to turn our head to this crisis, not talk about it, not acknowledge it and not deal with it head on, we will compromise the one thing we cherish in Vermont, which is quality of life," said Governor Peter Shumlin.

Join Christine Souders for "The Opiate Offensive."

FOX44 News at 10 on Monday, and ABC22 News at 11 on Tuesday.

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