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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Advisory Board Announcement

July 27th | by Will Roberts

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. ...


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 ...

Watch LIKE with Your Family!

FREE Film Screening anytimeFeb 14 – Feb 28 LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary about finding a balance in our digital world. Technology is a tool. By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, ...

ANGST and Teens!

Watch the Film & Join the Webinar “On The Edge of Our Seats” Monday, October 19th 6 – 8pm How can we support our youth in a time of crisis? Join CVNDC for an online film and presentation https://www.facebook.com/events/376695076695874Angst: a documentary designed to raise awareness ...

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