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Stay SMART and Responsible

Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — February 14, 2019 — The Times Argus By Paul Eley, the former director of the Basement Teen Center and facilitator of the winter Stay SMART session. The Basement Teen Center is happy to ... Read More


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What do we do now about marijuana?

Published on February 5th, 2019 | by Deb Wolf

By Central Vermont New Directions Coalition The recommendations of the Governor’s Marijuana Commission included strong recommendations for prevention and education at all levels. They included strong recommendations for public safety, including impaired driving and product testing. ... Read More


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Prescription Drug Mail Back Envelopes

Published on January 22nd, 2019 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — January 18, 2019 — The Times Argus By ALEXANDER HOMKEY, MPH, Substance Abuse Program Manager for Drug Disposal at the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP) Want ... Read More


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Why we need safe homes for our kids

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — December 14, 2018 — The Times Argus By GINNY BURLEY – the Prevention Educator for Central Vermont New Directions Coalition We work hard to keep our homes safe. We have fire extinguishers and ... Read More


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Vaping: unhealthy, addictive and expensive

Published on September 13th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current PrEvents  |  The Times Argus | September 12, 2018 By JACK THOMPSON In the 1950s, smoking cigarettes was quite popular. But as smoking became linked with lung cancer, the number of smokers declined. Now, companies ... Read More


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Rx Drug Take Back Day Results

Published on May 21st, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Washington County collected 24 boxes with a combined weight of over 600 pounds at the April 28th, 2018 Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The seven local collection sites included the Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Montpelier, ... Read More


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