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Local Businesses are Key in Preventing Underage Drinking

Published on August 15th, 2016 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents   August 15, 2016   Times Argus Local Businesses Are Key Players in Preventing Underage Drinking By Ann Gilbert, Director, Central Vermont New Directions Coalition For businesses that sell or serve beer, wine, alcohol, or tobacco ... Read More


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Struggling to Learn to Live in the Real World

Published on July 20th, 2016 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents  – July 18, 2016 – Times Argus Struggling to Learn How to Live in the Real World By Brittany Mahoney Brittany is a young woman who has faced many challenges, from poverty and health ... Read More


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Raising Resilient Youth

Published on December 21st, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — December 21, 2015 — Times Argus By Drew McNaughton – Main Street Middle School Community Connections Site Coordinator in Montpelier. Why do some kids thrive and others crash? For years, researchers tried to ... Read More


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Addiction Recovery: A Long but Rewarding Journey

Published on September 15th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

By Robert Purvis – Executive Director of the Turning Point Center of Central Vermont in Barre. He can be reached at (802) 479-7373. Current prEvents – September 21, 2015 – Times Argus September is National Alcohol and ... Read More


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Not Helicoptering – Just Caring

Published on August 18th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Launching Young Adults into the World Current prEvents — August 17, 2015 Times Argus By Ginny Burley, Prevention Specialist with Central Vermont New Directions Coalition You got your kids safely through high school. You survived the ... Read More


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Experts zone in on prevention

Published on July 28th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Times Argus, July 27, 2015 By Gordon Dritschilo Preventing drug abuse takes more than telling kids to just say no. With decades of research to sift through, experts say the most effective anti-drug programs are, at ... Read More


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Treating Addiction with the Hub and Spoke

Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — July 20, 2015 Times Argus By Sarah Munro, a Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant for the Vermont Department of Health at the Barre District Office. “The Hub and Spoke will get us off the ... Read More


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High-Risk Drinking

Published on June 15th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — June 15, 2015 Times Argus High-Risk Drinking By Ann Gilbert – Director, Central Vermont New Directions Coalition Try re-thinking drinking—Not So Fast. Not So Much Re-thinking drinking can be a positive health benefit ... Read More


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Celebrate Safely

Published on June 15th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — May 18, 2015  Times Argus Celebrate Safely By Ginny Burley, Prevention Specialist with the Central Vermont New Directions Coalition Spring is an exciting time for high school students. Proms, graduations, celebrations mark big transitions ... Read More


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