Like other cities and towns around the country, the community of Bennington has been hard hit by the opiate epidemic. The conversation about how to begin to heal those wounds continued on Thursday, as Dr. Nels Kloster discussed the nature of addiction, the history of the epidemic, and what the road to recovery can look like.
The talk, which was delivered to a full room of about 50 people, was the final installment of the Community College of Vermont’s 2018 Spring Speaker Series. The hour-long presentation was followed by a question and answer session, in which many gave voice to their frustration in dealing with a medical system that has been unable or unwilling to help the people they care about recover from addiction. The talk was entitled “Addiction and Recovery.”