Federal Study on Treatment Rates for Painkiller Addiction 

A new federal study says Maine and Vermont top the national list for treatment rates for painkiller addiction.A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says Vermont ranks behind only Maine in terms of admission rates per capita for those seeking help kicking addictions to prescription opiates.The study says treatment for painkiller addictions has increased nationwide.But says the highest rates of growth were in the New England states.The study analyzed treatment center admissions between 1998 and 2008.(AP)