Encouraging healthy behavior and decreasing substance abuse in our community.

Browsing the "News" Category


July 1, 2018: What Marijuana Legalization Means For You

Published on April 25th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents    April 24, 2018 By GINNY BURLEY For the Times Argus This year the Vermont legislature passed the bill H.511 (Act 86) legalizing home grown cannabis and the possession of “small” amounts of marijuana by ... Read More


What is Tobacco 21?

Published on March 20th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current PrEvents | March 19, 2018 By GINNY BURLEY FOR THE TIMES ARGUS Consider these facts: Smoking tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. There are 500,000 premature deaths from smoking ... Read More



Published on February 12th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents    February 10, 2018    Times Argus A Guide to Improving Family Health Would it surprise you to learn that over 50% of all deaths in Vermont are caused by just four diseases and ... Read More


Safe Sharps Disposal

Published on January 29th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents   January 27, 2018    Times Argus By ANN GILBERT, Director of Central Vermont New Directions Coalition Safe and easy disposal of sharps is a public health priority in Vermont. What are Sharps? “Sharps” is a ... Read More


Substance use in older adults on the rise

Published on July 25th, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents  – Times Argus – July 25, 2017 By Matt Whalen For healthy adults age 65 and over, drinking more than one drink a day puts a person at risk of serious health problems. Seniors ... Read More


Youth Mental Health First Aid

Published on October 1st, 2016 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents   October 17, 2016   Times Argus A way to help youth in your community By Jeff Hunsberger and Kirk Postlewaite If you had a chance to make a difference in a young person’s life, would ... Read More


Addiction: Families find help in own recovery

Published on September 19th, 2016 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents   September 19, 2016   Times Argus Addiction: Families find help in own recovery By Sarah Munro, Vermont Department of Health substance abuse Prevention Consultant at the Barre District Office. Addiction is a baffling, powerful and ... Read More

Back to Top ↑
  • Upcoming Events

    10:00 am Rx Take Back Day
    Rx Take Back Day
    Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Rx Take Back Day
    Washington County Sheriff W. Samuel Hill, in cooperation with the DEA, has coordinated collection sites within Washington County for the safe disposal of unused prescription medications. PILLS AND CAPSULES ONLY Collection Sites: Washington County Sheriff’s Dept.[...]
    9:00 am Vermont Prevention Day @ Vermont State House
    Vermont Prevention Day @ Vermont State House
    May 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Vermont Prevention Day @ Vermont State House
    Join us at the Vermont State House in Montpelier to educate legislators about how substance abuse prevention works in your community and school. EVERYONE is invited to join to: Visit the Vermont Capitol and observe the[...]
  • Join Our Newsletter

    Subscribe to our mailing list

    * indicates required
  • Facebook

    Facebook By Weblizar Powered By Weblizar