Know the risks of e-cigarettes for kids.
E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. middle and high school students, and USB-shaped e-cigarettes are increasing in popularity. As kids prepare to return to school this year, parents and other youth influencers (e.g. teachers, coaches, faith leaders, health care providers) can learn about the risks of e-cigarettes among young people by reading the CDC feature article: Back to School Without E-cigarettes.
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/
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Here are some tips to help you talk to your students – of all ages – about drugs and alcohol. To help guide the conversation, SAMHSA has created two free resources:
SAMHSA encourages parents to view and use these resources and to share them with fellow parents. High school and college administrators can help by displaying the materials during Parent–Teacher Association meetings, college tours, and other events involving college-bound students and parents.
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
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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