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Why we need to be Talking About Marijuana

Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents     January 19, 2015   Times Argus Why We Need to be Talking About Marijuana Vermont has the highest use of marijuana in the country for both adults and youth. Recently, the status of marijuana in ... Read More


Opiate Addiction & Hope for Families

Published on April 15th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents   April 13, 2015   Times Argus Opiate Addiction and Hope for Families By Sarah Munro, Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant for the Vermont Department of Health at the Barre District Office “When I think back to ... Read More


Rand Report on Marijuana in Vermont

Published on April 15th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Considering Marijuana Legalization: Insights for Vermont and other Jurisdictions  – the full 218 page report The Marijuana Legalization Debate: Insights for Vermont  – 3 page summary Options and Issues Regarding Marijuana Legalization –  16 pages on options ... Read More


Confidential Alcohol Screening

Published on April 9th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Vermonters can check their drinking patterns as safe, risky, or harmful using a quick, confidential online screener or by calling 1-800-639-6095. Screening is a preventative measure for any adult, like getting a regular blood pressure or cholesterol ... Read More



Published on February 21st, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

As a 21-25 year old in Vermont it can be challenging to maintain a physically and socially healthy lifestyle.  Nearly 40% of 21-25 year old Vermonters reported binge drinking in the past 30 days. Visit livemoredrinklessvt.org and ... Read More


Binge Drinking

Published on February 19th, 2015 | by Deb Wolf

Preventing binge drinking is a priority for the Central Vermont New Directions Coalition.  Read about some of our work in the April 2014 Burlington Free Press article... Read More

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