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.
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.
View dates, agendas and meeting minutes for public meetings, including the Substance Misuse Prevention Oversight and Advisory Council (SPMC).
Vermonters aged 18-25 have among the highest heroin use rates in the country. Most people who use heroin have misused prescription pain relievers.
Data briefs, reports and other publications on alcohol and drug use topics.
Read about or comment on the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Block Grant, Synar Report, new or revised Division of Substance Use Programs' rules in progress, and more.
Vermonters have higher cannabis use rates than the country overall. Early and continuous use of cannabis can affect brain development. Learn more about cannabis use in Vermont.
Alcohol and drug prevention programs help support communities to grow in wellness and health. Prevention works!
Vermonters have higher drinking rates than the country overall. People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at 21. What are unhealthy drinking habits?