Alcohol & Drugs

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Alcohol & Drug Use in Vermont

Learn how alcohol and other drugs affect the health and wellness of Vermonters, and find links to national experts in alcohol and drug science and policy.

In This Section

Vermonters have higher drinking rates that the country overall. People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at 21. What are unhealthy drinking habits?

Vermonters have higher marijuana use rates than the country overall. Learn more about marijuana use in Vermont. Early and continuous use of marijuana can affect brain development.

Vermonters aged 18-25 have among the highest heroin use rates in the country. Most people who use heroin have misused prescription pain relievers.

Prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. It only takes a little to lose a lot.