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

People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at 21. Learn more about alcohol use in Vermont.

National data shows that more Vermonters (ages 12 and up) are using marijuana compared to the country overall. Learn more about marijuana use in Vermont.

National data shows that Vermont has one of the highest percentages of illicit (illegal) drug use in the country. Learn more about heroin and other illegal drug use in Vermont.

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