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Prevention Tips

Here you will find tips for

  • Talking to your kids about substance use
  • The latest e-cigarette info
  • How to dispose of unwanted prescription medication

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Take Back Day Saturday, October 23, 2021 (10am to 2pm)

October 4th | by Will Roberts

Washington County Sheriff W. Samuel Hill, in cooperation with the DEA, has coordinated collection sites within Washington County for the disposal of unused prescription drugs. Vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers, after the batteries are removed from the devices, will be accepted ...

Advisory Board Announcement

Central VT New Directions Coalition, encouraging healthy behaviors and decreasing substance use in Washington County, invites parents, community members, youth members, healthcare providers, and educators to join our monthly advisory board meetings. You’ll not only be able to inform the work we do, but also ...

Congrats Spaulding OVX Group

The OVX group engages and empowers youth through leadership opportunities. they educate students, community members and decision makers on the tactics used by the tobacco industry, encourage healthy choices among peers, and work to reduce tobacco use and change social norms. OVX also works with ...

Take Back Day Results

Great News! Prescription Drug Take Back Day was a huge success! Thank you to all who safely disposed of their old medications and helped spread the word. At the last Take Back Day, the statewide grand total weight collected was 7,165 pounds in 276 boxes. ...

Take Back Day October 23rd, 2021

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. Vape pens or other e‐cigarette devices from individual consumers, after the batteries are removed from the devices, will be ...

VOTERS NEED TO BE INFORMED ABOUT RETAIL CANNABIS

Last year Vermont’s legislature passed Act 164, which gives the residents of each town the power to decide if they want their city or town to “opt in” to allow retail cannabis (marijuana) establishments, as well as to allow “Integrated Licenses” (permission for a business ...

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