Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Southern Windsor and Northern Windham Counties

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Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Consultants work with community groups, schools, human service agencies, health care organizations, 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 amoung youth, young adults and adults through:

Prevention Works!

Community Organization Focuses on Preventing Alcohol and other Drug Use

The Green Peak Alliance provides coordination of prevention partnerships in your community. These partnerships aim to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, prescription drug misuse and marijuana use by promoting municipal policy changes, providing opportunities for education and providing referrals to local resources.

Below are the community partners in your area. Contact them to find out what they do and how you can get involved!

  • Community organizing
  • Program planning and consultation
  • Presentations and training
  • Community grants information and guidance
  • Information and referral
Community Partners

The region has several local coalitions working to make your communities healthier. Please contact them if you would like to get involved:

Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol and Other Drugs

PARENT UP 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

Do Your Part 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.

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.

People Recover!

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.

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Contact Us

In Reading, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor and Windsor
Claudia, Prevention Consultant
802-289-0549
 
In Ludlow, Plymouth
Sarah, Prevention Consultant
802-786-5876
 
In Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry, Rockingham, Weston and Windham
Robin, Prevention Consultant
802-257-2885