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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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How to talk to your kids about Substance Use

January 30th | by Deb Wolf

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 ...

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, ...

Rx Take Back Day

Do you have unwanted, unused, or expired medications in your medicine cabinet? Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day and we encourage everyone to bring their old medications to a local disposal site in efforts to keep our community and environment safe. Click here for ...

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    10:00 am Rx Take Back Day
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    Apr 27 @ 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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    Join us at the Vermont State House in Montpelier to educate legislators about how substance abuse prevention works in your community and school. EVERYONE is invited to join to: Visit the Vermont Capitol and observe the legislature in action; Boost relationships with your legislators and[...]
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