Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention in Southern Windsor and Northern Windham Counties

Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Consultants work with community groups, schools, human service agencies, health care organizations, law enforcement, parents, youth and others to improve the community’s health and reduce substance abuse. They offer five essential services:

  • Community Organizing
  • Program Planning & Consultation
  • Presentations & Training
  • Community Grants Information & Guidance
  • Information & Referral

For example, as part of a recent Governor’s Forum on Opiate Use, the Springfield Area formed Project ACTION. Project ACTION aims to reduce the stigma of addiction and support community engagement through work with neighborhoods, law enforcement and a variety of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.

The region is a recipient of the Regional Prevention Partnerships Grant, which provides five years of substance abuse prevention funding to our region. It will be led by The Collaborative with strategic input and support from partners across the region. The goals of the grant are:

  1. Reduce underage drinking and binge drinking in people aged 12-20 years
  2. Reduce prescription drug misuse in people aged 12-25 years
  3. Reduce marijuana use in people aged 12-25 years
  4. Increase statewide and regional infrastructure to implement substance abuse prevention activities.

The region has several local coalitions working to make your communities healthier. Please contact them if you would like to get involved:

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.

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Contact Us

In Reading, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor and Windsor
Claudia, Prevention Consultant
802-289-0549
 
In Ludlow, Plymouth
Sarah, Prevention Consultant
802-786-5876
 
In Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry, Rockingham, Weston and Windham
Robin, Prevention Consultant
802-257-2885