Vermont's drug problem continues to grow. According to the Vermont Health Department, the number of people seeking treatment for heroin addiction alone is up 67 percent in the last decade. And those addicts clog courts when they commit crimes to raise cash to buy drugs.
That has Vermont's Chief Justice Paul Reiber sounding the alarm and calling to approach the state's addiction problem differently. He spoke with Seven Days, and they talked to Cheryl Hanna to get her legal insights.