The Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant works with community groups, schools, human service agencies, hospitals, law enforcement, parents and youth. The purpose of this work is to educate communities about the risks of alcohol and other drug use and to reduce misuse among youth, young adults and adults through:
- Community organizing
- Program planning and consultation
- Presentations and training
- Community grants information and guidance
- Information and referral
Community Organization Focuses on Preventing Alcohol and other Drug Use
Below are the community partners in our area. Contact them to find out what they do and how you can get involved!
Lamoille County Regional Prevention Partnership
Healthy Lamoille Valley provides coordination of prevention partnerships in our community. The 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.
Primer on Planning for Prevention resource
The North Central Vermont Recovery Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the enrichment of the social and spiritual lives of those individuals and their family member who have been afflicted by addiction to alcohol and drugs. The center provides a supportive, welcoming, safe and substance-free environment for individuals and families on their paths to lasting recovery. We offer a safe place to stop in and visit, talk with a peer worker, use computers, read, attend meetings, groups, substance free activities and find community resources.
CHSLV Behavioral Health & Wellness Center is an outpatient counseling service that also offers psychiatric and outpatient consultation services for those with substance abuse and other mental health needs.
Lamoille County Mental Health provides individual, family and group therapy, medication therapy and support, emergency and crisis support, developmental, day treatment, housing, vocational and outreach services to individuals, families and schools.
Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol and Other Drugs
Using 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:
1. LOCK: Store your medications in a lock box or locked medicine cabinet.
2. DROP: Drop off unused medication at a kiosk or at your local pharmacy or police stations. Find a location in your area.
3. MAIL: Mail unused medication in a pre-paid envelope. Request a free mail-back envelope.
Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department
Hardwick Police Department
20 Church Street, Hardwick
97 Morrisville Plaza, Morrisville802-888-5244
Note: Only the 4th Saturday of each month
43 Portland Street, Morrisville
Treatment is Effective!
Treatment might look different depending on the level that you need. Find the type of treatment that is right for you or your loved one, what to expect, how soon you can get help and the treatment services specific to youth, people who are pregnant or breastfeeding and older adults on our Treatment Options page.
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 Chittenden 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.
Substance Misuse Coalitions and other prevention partners across Vermont aim to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, prescription drug misuse, and cannabis use in Vermonters age 12-25. Coalitions use evidence-based/evidence-informed and/or promising practices and the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) process and model in this work.
How to Get Help in Vermont
Alcohol & Drug Abuse in Vermont
Caledonia County Adolsecent Marijuana Use and Other Risk Behaviors
Lamoille County Adolescent Marijuana Use and Other Risk Behaviors
Orleans County Adolescent Marijuana Use and Other Risk Behaviors
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs – Vermont Community Profiles