Prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. It only takes a little to lose a lot.
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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.
Here is information on Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment, the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System, and the opioid prescribing rule, which went into effect July 1, 2017.
The Health Department works with law enforcement, health care, youth-serving organizations, schools and communities to reduce risks that contribute to addiction while promoting healthy lifestyles.
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.
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 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs rules in progress, and more.
View dates, agendas and meeting minutes for public meetings, including the Substance Misuse Prevention Oversight and Advisory Council (SPMC).
Vermonters have higher marijuana use rates than the country overall. Learn more about marijuana use in Vermont. Early and continuous use of marijuana can affect brain development.
Alcohol and drug prevention programs help support communities to grow in wellness and health. Prevention works!