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National Prevention Network Conference

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 in the prevention field, addressing alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and ...

Tobacco Use and the LGBTQ Community: A Critical Health Disparity

Current prEvents  September 21, 2017   Times Argus By Ginny Burley Tobacco use reduction is one of the big American public health victories. With huge effort and investment, smoking rates have achieved historic lows of 15% among adults and 8% among youth, according to the ...

Vermont Colleges are Giving Tobacco the Boot

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 Vermont, the costs of smoking are estimated at $348 ...

Substance use in older adults on the rise

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 ...

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    10:00 am Prescription Drug Take Back Day @ Washington County Sheriffs Department
    Prescription Drug Take Back Day @ Washington County Sheriffs Department
    Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Prescription Drug Take Back Day @ Washington County Sheriffs Department | Montpelier | Vermont | United States
    Washington County Sheriff W. Samuel Hill, in cooperation with the DEA, has coordinated collection sites within Washington County, for the disposal of unused prescription drugs.  Pills and capsules only. Collection sites: *Washington County Sheriff’s Department 10 Elm Street Montpelier, VT *Montpelier Police Department 1 Pitkin Court[...]
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