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Substance use in older adults on the rise

July 25th | 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 should drink even less, or not at all, if ...


Colchester Chief of Police Jennifer Morrison (speaking), Washington County Sheriff, Sam Hill, Montpelier Police Chief Tony Facos, and Barre City officers were joined by other law enforcement officers at the Statehouse June 20th for a press conference to explain why they recommend strengthening Vermont’s foundation ...

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Current prEvents   October 17, 2016   Times Argus A way to help youth in your community By Jeff Hunsberger and Kirk Postlewaite If you had a chance to make a difference in a young person’s life, would you do it? A young person who is developing ...

Addiction: Families find help in own recovery

Current prEvents   September 19, 2016   Times Argus Addiction: Families find help in own recovery By Sarah Munro, Vermont Department of Health substance abuse Prevention Consultant at the Barre District Office. Addiction is a baffling, powerful and destructive disease. Families struggle to save the ones they ...

Local Businesses are Key in Preventing Underage Drinking

Current prEvents   August 15, 2016   Times Argus Local Businesses Are Key Players in Preventing Underage Drinking By Ann Gilbert, Director, Central Vermont New Directions Coalition For businesses that sell or serve beer, wine, alcohol, or tobacco products, there are ways that they can play a ...

Struggling to Learn to Live in the Real World

Current prEvents  – July 18, 2016 – Times Argus Struggling to Learn How to Live in the Real World By Brittany Mahoney Brittany is a young woman who has faced many challenges, from poverty and health issues to navigating the system in search of services. ...

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