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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Sober… Curious?

January 24th | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — January 24, 2020 — The Times Argus By AMELIA SHERMAN Ah, January. The New Year is still fresh on our minds, and the air is swirling with flurries of resolutions that intermingle with fluffy flakes of snow. One popular resolution this year ...

The Opioid Crisis: A Community Crisis that needs Community Help

Current prEvents — December 20, 2019 — The Times Argus By EVAN SMITH, LICSW and JAVAD MASHKURI, MD, Central VT Treatment Partners Heart wrenching stories about death and family disruption due to the opioid crisis have become commonplace. The continued loss of life and suffering ...

U-32 Moving & Shaking in the Prevention World

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 ...

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