Encouraging healthy behavior and decreasing substance abuse in our community.


Fill out the quick online form to get a mail-back envelope sent right to your home from the Vermont Department of Health.


These envelopes are usually available at the Library and Senior Center. The National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day in April is cancelled.

In order to keep households safe while kids are at home, this is a good time to get old and expired prescription medications out of the house with a free, postage-paid mail back envelope. Place prescription drugs (up to 8 ounces total) in the envelope and drop it in the mail for easy and safe incineration.

Everyone can do their part with these important practices: Lock up meds in the home, Monitor medicine use, and Safely dispose of expired or unused medications. Talk to your kids about the dangers of taking a medication that wasn’t prescribed to them. All this prevents misuse, poisonings, and addiction.


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.

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

Learn more in our prevention tips.

Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, author and psychoanalyst will discuss Angst and answer your questions at our webinar on Monday 10/19 at 7pm. Watch the film at 6pm! Register in advance

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