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:

Medication Disposal

Prescription medication drop boxes are located throughout the area so that you can dispose of unused prescription medications safely and keep them out of the hands of people who misuse prescription drugs. These locations include: 
Bellows Falls and Rockingham Police Department
170 Rockingham Road
Bellows Falls, VT 05101


Town of Chester
556 Elm Street
Chester, VT 05143


Ludlow Public Safety Building
19 West Hill Road
Ludlow, VT 01056


Springfield Police Department
201 Clinton Street
Springfield, VT 01105


Town of Windsor
29 Union Street
Windsor, VT 05089


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In Reading, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor and Windsor
Claudia, Prevention Consultant
In Ludlow, Plymouth
Sarah, Prevention Consultant
In Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry, Rockingham, Weston and Windham
Robin, Prevention Consultant