- Community Organizing
- Program Planning & Consultation
- Presentations & Training
- Community Grants Information & Guidance
- Information & Referral
Part of our role is to support local schools and organizations who receive funding from the Department of Health to provide substance abuse prevention services. In our region, Addison Northwest Supervisory Union (ANWSU) has received a 2017 School Based Substance Abuse Services grant. This grant will fund a student assistance professional to provide prevention and referral to treatment services for the 7th-12th graders at Vergennes Union High School.
Addison County Regional Prevention Partnership
- Reduce underage drinking and binge drinking in people aged 12-20
- Reduce prescription drug misuse in people aged 12-25
- Reduce marijuana use in people aged 12-25
- Increase statewide and regional infrastructure to implement substance abuse prevention activities.
We are also involved in connecting partners in Addison County to improve the system of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery.
Our Addison County Partners
The Addison County Committee on Opiate Addition grew out of the 5 Town Drug & Safety Alliance (Bristol, Lincoln, Starksboro, New Haven & Monkton) that was formed because community members were concerned about break-ins, thefts and needles on the green. It became Addison County-wide after the Governor’s Forum on Opiate Use in 2014. The group now meets regularly and through this collaboration, we have increased the number of doctors providing Medication Assisted Treatment in throughout Addison County.
Prescription Drug Disposal
Most people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. By ensuring the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription drugs, you can help make sure drugs don't get into the wrong hands, or pollute our waterways and wildlife.
The Department of Health coordinates a prescription drug disposal system to connect Vermonters with permanent disposal sites near them, like pharmacies and police stations. Find prescription drug disposal options in your area.