Town officials in Hardwick and local residents say they will welcome a mobile methadone clinic to help treat heroin addicts. Town Police Chief James Dziobek estimates there are about a dozen people in and around Hardwick who need methadone treatment. The mobile methadone program allows people to stay in their communities and receive treatment for heroin addiction.
The Vermont Health Department has awarded a bid for two mobile clinics – one for the St. Johnsbury area and the other for Newport. They will provide clients with methadone doses seven days a week. Counseling also will be provided.