Encouraging healthy behavior and decreasing substance abuse in our community.



Stay SMART and Responsible

February 15th | 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 announce the addition of a new prevention education program ...

What do we do now about marijuana?

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. Will any of these recommendations make it into policy? ...

Prescription Drug Mail Back Envelopes

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 an easy New Year’s Resolution that may possibly save ...

Why we need safe homes for our kids

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 smoke detectors, safety gates and plug protectors.  But we ...

How are the Kids? What the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey has to say

Current PrEvents | Times Argus | November 14, 2018 By ANN GILBERT Editor’s note: Current PrEvents is produced by the Central Vermont New Directions Coalition in Montpelier as part of the Regional Prevention Partnership grant from the Vermont Department of Health. In March of 2018, ...

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