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Community Organization Focuses on Preventing Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Several area organizations provide coordination of prevention partnerships in our community. These partnerships aim to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, prescription drug misuse and cannabis use by promoting municipal policy changes, providing opportunities for education and providing referrals to local resources.
Below are the community partners in our area. Contact them to find out what they do and how you can get involved!
Counseling Services of Addison County
Addison County Restorative Justice
Marble Works Pharmacy (of Middlebury, Bristol and Vergennes)
Addison Central School District
Addison Northwest School District
Local Law Enforcement (Middlebury, Vergennes, Bristol, Vermont State Police and Addison County Sheriff's Department.
Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol and Other DrugsUsing alcohol and other drugs in early life can have a negative impact on your child’s health now, and later on by impacting proper brain development and creating other risks. You are their #1 influence. Parent Up Vermont has tips on how to start and continue to have conversations with your children early and often, no matter how awkward.
Prescription Drug Disposal
Properly storing and getting rid of unused prescription medications protects your loved ones and the environment. Here are three easy steps:
- LOCK: Store your medications in a lock box or locked medicine cabinet.
- DROP: Drop off unused medication at a kiosk or at your local pharmacy or police stations. Find a location in your area
- MAIL: Mail unused medication in a pre-paid envelope. Request a free mail-back envelope
Treatment is Effective!
There are a number of treatment options in your community. Find them, as well as answers to common questions you may have about treatment in the Addison County Resource Guide
There is no wrong door to recovery. It is a life-long journey that is not always a straight line. Find recovery opportunities and supports in your area on our Recovery page.
Addison County is engaged in collaborative initiatives and capacity-building efforts that rally community partners to join forces in making long-term changes that build a culture of health for the whole community.
Substance Misuse Coalitions and other prevention partners across Vermont aim to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, prescription drug misuse and cannabis use in Vermonters ages 12-25. Coalitions use evidence-based/evidence-informed and/or promising practices and the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) process and model this work.
How to Get Help
Alcohol & Drug Abuse in Vermont
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs- Vermont Community Profiles