People Who Use Alcohol or Other Drugs

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Find information about alcohol and drug use and how to get help.

Information for You

In an overdose, opioids can slow breathing to the point of death. To save lives, the Health Department gives out a medication called naloxone (brand name Narcan®) that can reverse an overdose.

Contacting a substance abuse counselor or program to get help can be hard, but it is a huge first step toward a healthier life. Treatment is effective!

Recovery from substance use disorder is a lifelong process. Throughout Vermont, there are services to support you in your recovery. People recover!

Supporting strong family connections has helped to reduce alcohol and marijuana use among youth in Vermont.  Family programs promote healthy family relationships and strengthen parenting skills to help prevent and address youth alcohol or other drug use.

Prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. It only takes a little to lose a lot.

Most people who misuse prescription medications get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. Find out how to properly store and get rid of prescription medications.

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