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Vermont Colleges are Giving Tobacco the Boot

Published on August 15th, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents   August 12, 2017   Times Argus By Mariah Sanderson Tobacco use is still the leading cause of premature and preventable death, and is responsible for 480,000 deaths a year in the United States. Here in ... Read More


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Substance use in older adults on the rise

Published on July 25th, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents  – Times Argus – July 25, 2017 By Matt Whalen For healthy adults age 65 and over, drinking more than one drink a day puts a person at risk of serious health problems. Seniors ... Read More


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Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Published on May 31st, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

Riley Cook and Rachel Sucher, members of Montpelier High School’s Substance Abuse Prevention group, pictured here promoting awareness on World No Tobacco Day.  At the May 31st event, students learned about the harmful impacts of tobacco products ... Read More


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Flavored Tobacco Products are Being Targeted to Youth

Published on May 30th, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents     June 16, 2017     Times Argus By Ginny Burley, Prevention Specialist, Central Vermont New Directions Coalition One thing that tobacco companies do really well: they find ways to create new customers. As ... Read More


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ACEs – Why We All Need To Pay Attention to Trauma

Published on May 17th, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents      May 23, 2017      Times Argus By Ginny Burley, Prevention Specialist with Central Vermont New Directions Coalition. Based on information from the Building Flourishing Communities Updates  from Kathleen Hentcy at the ... Read More


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Parent Up for Prom and Springtime

Published on May 10th, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents   April 21, 2017   Times Argus By Ann Gilbert, Director, Central Vermont New Directions Coalition Spring is finally here and the end of the school year is drawing near. Prom, graduation, and summer season can ... Read More


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Addressing Alcohol & Drug Use in Medical Settings

Published on March 17th, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents  in Times Argus – March 17, 2017 SBIRT at CVMC Addressing Alcohol and Drug Use in Medical Settings By Hillary Montgomery, MA, AAP and Barbara Gramuglia, MS, AAP are Emergency Department SBIRT Clinicians with ... Read More


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Did you know?

Published on March 2nd, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

3 health behaviors contribute to 4 chronic diseases that claim the lives of more than 50% of Vermonters. That’s why PREVENTION is important.     This data brief compares these measures of all Vermont adults to ... Read More


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