Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention in East Central Vermont

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

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

Regional Prevention Partnerships

Regional Prevention Partnerships across Vermont aim to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, prescription drug misuse and marijuana use in Vermonters ages 12-25. The partnerships also aim to increase statewide and regional infrastructure to implement substance abuse prevention activities throughout Vermont. Partnerships in our region are led by The Collaborative with strategic support and implementation from partners across the region.

Partnership for Success

Parts of the White River Junction District have also been covered by a Partnership for Success grant that works to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, and prescription drug misuse in Windsor County. Health Connections of the Upper Valley works with the towns of Rochester, Bethel, Royalton, Sharon and White River Junction to promote municipal policy changes to limit public alcohol consumption, to place informational stickers at alcohol outlets, reminding people that it is against the law to provide alcohol for minors, and to promote safe storage and disposal of prescription medications. Health Connections also works with the Randolph Opiate Response Group to address heroin and prescription drug misuse in that community.

Medication Disposal

Medication drop boxes are being established throughout the area so people can dispose of unused prescription medications safely and keep them out of the hands of people who misuse prescription drugs. Visit Twin State Safe Meds for a complete listing.
Drop boxes are located at:
Hartford Public Safety Building

Hartford Public Safety Building
812 VA Cutoff Road
White River Junction, VT 05001


Woodstock Emergency Services

Woodstock Emergency Services
454 Woodstock Road
Woodstock, VT 05091


Royalton Police Department
Royalton Police Department
17 North Windsor Street
South Royalton, VT 05068