Encouraging healthy behavior and decreasing substance abuse in our community.

Happy, Healthy 2020!

Making Those New Resolutions Come True

The VT Department of Health offers resources and supports to help you meet your 2020 goals

Improve Your Health

  • A great place to start – MyHealthyVT.org

    Whether it’s a goal to lose weight, or finding help to manage your diabetes, chronic pain or other long-term health problems, local coordinators connect you with workshops near you. Vermonters who complete our workshops report big improvements in their health and overall well-being.

  • Healthy Eating – healthvermont.gov/MyMoment

    By staying a healthy weight, you feel better and can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. A healthy weight can also help control other conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes.

  • Smoking, Tobacco and Vaping – 802Quits.org

    Increase your success in quitting tobacco or vaping with 802Quits. Get tips and tools – including nicotine replacement therapy – to help you find the path that works for you. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit 802Quits.org.

  • Alcohol & Drinking – healthvermont.gov/alcohol

    If you’re concerned that you or someone you know may need help dealing with alcohol dependency, visit our website for information and treatment and recovery resources.

    Try this quick online quiz to see if your drinking habits are safe, risky or harmful: AlcoholScreening.org.

  • Drugs and Substance Use – healthvermont.gov/FindTreatment

    We know how difficult it is to take the first steps to find treatment and help to succeed in recovery. That’s why we open as many doors as possible. Whether for yourself or someone you know, potentially life-saving support and treatment is available – right now, near you.

  • Walk the Walk – safestreets.vermont.gov/WatchForMe

It’s hard be active in the winter, but even short walks can make a difference. Check out these tips on staying safe while walking, and for watching for others when you drive.  READ MORE


Your local stores can help your community be healthy! Here’s how. Check out our flyer about Point of Sale.

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.

Keep Vermonters Healthy & Safe

with proper storage and disposal of prescriptions

Did you know?

More than half of people who misuse prescription medication get it from a friend or relative.

Do your part with these easy steps

Store medications in a lock box or locked medicine cabinet.

Drop off unused medication at a kiosk at your local pharmacy or police station.

Mail unused medication in a pre-paid envelope.

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) 476-6659
800 US Rt 302, Berlin, VT
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm; Sat: 9 am – 7 pm; Sun: 9 am – 5 pm
Liquids accepted

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, Main Lobby, Berlin, Vermont 05602

Medicine Shoppe: (802) 479-3381
20 South Main Street, #1, Barre, VT
Liquids and sharps accepted

Learn more in our prevention tips.

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