The Opioid Crisis: A Historical Perspective
Ended March 07
Vermont Humanities Council
Today’s opioid epidemic is usually portrayed as a new and shocking development. Yet it is only the most recent crisis in more than a century of widespread addiction to pharmaceuticals. Historian David Herzberg tells the story of past epidemics of addiction and draws lessons from America’s long history of drug policy failures and occasional successes. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society.
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