Encouraging healthy behavior and decreasing substance abuse in our community.


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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U-32 Moving & Shaking in the Prevention World

June 27th | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — June 21, 2019 — The Times Argus By Jamie Blondin Margaret Mead hit the nail on the head when she said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ...

Protecting Pets from Harmful Drugs

Current prEvents — May 3, 2019 — The Times Argus By JAMIE BLONDIN Dr. Emma Basham, DVM CVA, of Chelsea Animal Hospital, participated in an interview about pets and drugs and why some substances can be especially toxic to our furry friends. What common products ...

How to talk to your kids about Substance Use

HELP KEEP KIDS SAFE     For more tips, visit: http://bit.ly/monitorteens  Here are some tips to help you talk to your students – of all ages – about drugs and alcohol. To help guide the conversation, SAMHSA has created two free resources: The Sound of Your ...

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 ...

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    10:00 am Rx Take Back Day
    Rx Take Back Day
    Oct 26 @ 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. 10 Elm Street Montpelier, VT Montpelier Police Department 1[...]
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    all-day Great American Smokeout
    Great American Smokeout
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    Great American Smokeout
    Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on November 21 be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. You’ll be[...]
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