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Vermont parents know it’s important to have conversations with their kids about alcohol and other drug use. But how? Watch video tips from Vermont parents on how to keep teens on the right track when it comes to alcohol and other drug use. http://parentupvt.org/media-center/videos/

See our Prevention Tips page for more tips for parents.


What is Tobacco 21?  Vermont is currently considering a bill that would raise the legal sale age of tobacco from 18 to 21.  Vermont has an above national average rate of high school smoking. 95 percent of adult smokers begin smoking before the age of 21.


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Prescription Drugs

Safely store and throw away unused or expired medicine. It prevents misuse.

Here are three steps you can take to ensure the safe use, storage, and disposal of prescription drugs.

1. SAFE USE
Only take medication prescribed to you by a doctor. Only use it in the prescribed dosage. And never share prescription drugs with friends and family.

2. SAFE STORAGE
Store prescription medication locked and out of reach of kids, family, and guests. Know where it is at all times. Keep it in its original bottle with its label.

3. SAFE DISPOSAL
Most Prescription drugs should NOT be flushed down the toilet or washed down the sink. In Vermont, you can drop off your medications at a permanent disposal site. Proper disposal helps avoid harming water sources, wildlife, pets, and people.

Drop off medications at these local permanent disposal sites:

Washington County Sheriff’s Department: (802) 223-3001
10 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT
Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm

Montpelier Police Department: (802) 223-3445
1 Pitkin Court, Montpelier, VT
7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Barre City Police Department: (802) 476-6613
15 Fourth Street, Barre, VT
7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Barre Town Police Department: (802) 479-0508
149 Websterville Road, Websterville, VT
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Berlin Police Department: (802) 223-4401
108 Shed Road, Berlin VT
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Northfield Police Department: (802) 485-9181
110 Wall Street, Northfield, VT
Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm or by appointment

Kinney Drugs: (802) 244-8458
80 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-7 pm; Saturday 8:30 am-5 pm and Sunday 9 am-3 pm

Kinney Drugs: (802) 496-2345
5091 Main St. #7, Waitsfield, VT
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-6 pm; Saturday 9 am-1 pm

Central VT Medical Center: (802) 371-4100
130 Fisher Road, Berlin, Vermont 05602


You can also drop off prescription drugs for safe disposal:

Kinney Drugs: (802) 476-6659
800 US Rt 302, Berlin, VT
The last weekend of the month, Friday night until 8:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am-7 pm and Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm

Learn more in our prevention tips.


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