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 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: