- 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
Mount Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP) provide 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!
- Bethany Silloway, Community Relations Coordinator (802-728-2377)
- Little Rivers Health Care (Ashleen Buchanan, Program Coordinator 802-222-3003 ext. 115 aBuchanan@littlerivers.org)
- Hartford Community Coalition
- Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership
- Ottauquechee Community Partnership
- Second Growth
- Health Care & Rehabilitation Services
- Clara Martin Center
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.
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.
MAPP brings together many community partners (such as Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Little Rivers Health Center in Bradford) to identify community needs and reduce substance misuse and abuse among youth and young adults across the district.
Prevention efforts through the RPP have led to policy changes in several Northern Windsor County towns limiting substance use in public spaces. RPP has funded middle and high school groups to attend the Getting to Y training, increasing school commitment to reducing substance misuse and abuse. RPP partners have distributed prescription drug mail-back envelopes and displays throughout the district, as well as assist to make Drug Take Back Day successful. To meet the need for accurate information about marijuana, RPP efforts include sponsoring expert speakers and disseminating information.