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National Prevention Network Conference

Published on September 20th, 2017 | by Deb Wolf

Vermonters shared information and substance abuse prevention strategies with participants from other states at the 30th National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference held this year in mid-September in Anaheim, California. The conference highlighted the latest scientific research ... Read More


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


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


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


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


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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