Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) are effective community-based interventions that can prevent infectious diseases, link clients to treatment for substance use disorders, and can reduce overdose deaths among people who inject drugs. They do not increase illegal drug use or crime. Read more about SSPs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Consistent and correct use of condoms reduces the risk of STDs and HIV transmission. Your personal supply of free condoms are available at 23 locations throughout Vermont.
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.
The Board investigates complaints of unprofessional conduct and may issue reprimands or revoke, suspend or place conditions on professional licenses and certifications, or take action where appropriate to protect public health and safety.