The heroin and opiate epidemic isn't something new to the northeast. Officials in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York are continuing to work to find ways to reverse the trend.
Both insurers and customers say they want to see increased access to treatment but there could be consequences for all rate payers.
It's a weekly news headline Vermonters are becoming accustomed too: a drug bust in the state, usually involving heroin or opiates. And while there are waiting lists at most treatment centers one center is working to accommodate as many people as possible.
As treatment experts and police talked about ways to fix the problem we looked at what's been done so far.
A growing effort is in effect to stop the spread of disease through needle sharing.
There are concerns a prescription drug meant to help heroin addicts is causing its own problems.
The Claremont police say the number of drug arrests is on the rise, so much so they are turning to the community for help.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says it's time to move beyond the headlines and talk about solutions for the state's heroin crisis.
The number of armed robberies is on the rise in Vermont. Already one county surpassed last year's statistics.
In Monday's hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee, the focus was on creating community solutions to break the cycle of addiction.
Rutland made national headlines Friday, and the article was not singing its praises. The city's heroine epidemic landed itself on the front page of the New York Times.
Vermont State Police say a powerfull painkiller is being sold as heroin in the state.
The potentially lifesaving drug is used on people who have suffered an opiate overdose.
Police in Shelburne found 50 bags of heroin after responding to a fight complaint in Shelburne.