Central VT New Directions Coalition

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Mountaineers Teen Game Night July 11th!

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Join Central Vermont New Directions Coalition and the Vermont Mountaineers on July 11th at Mountaineer field  for Teen Game Night! Keeping youth active and engaged is a great way to deter substance use and abuse. Come celebrate being happy, healthy, and drug free with CVNDC and the Vermont Mountaineers!  

Want to be involved? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for details on how you can help!  

 

 

SAFETLY DISPOSE OF YOUR OLD OR UNUSED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

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Storing unused or old medications can lead to illicit use by others, theft, or accidental poisoning of children.  Because of the dangers that surround having old or unused medications in your home, it is important that once a prescription is finished, that any leftover be disposed of properly. Flushing old or unused medications are NOT considered a safe or environmentally friendly means of disposal.

Secure Drug Dropbox disposal sites are located in the following 2 locations:

Washington County Sheriff’s Department
10 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-3001

Barre City Police Department
15 4th St, Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-6613

These sites can be accessed during business hours; they are anonymous, and secure.  For more information on Drug Take-back events, contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Enter E CheckUp To Go to Win Prizes!

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As a 21-25 year old in Vermont it can be challenging to maintain a physically and socially healthy lifestyle.  Nearly 40% of 21-25 year old Vermonters reported binge drinking in the past 30 days. Visitlivemoredrinklessvt.org and take the E-Checkup to go to see how you compare to people your age.  This anonymous survey also offers information on how to stay socially and physically active, without binge drinking.

By completing this survey and entering our drawing you could win a $200 gift certificate to a local business of your choice!
 

Proms, Parties, Graduations

Social Hosting

'Social Hosting" is when an adult sells or serves alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. It could be parents or other adults who give alcohol to minors, or adults who provide minors a place to drink. Social Hosting is iilegal in Vermont and adults can be charged if they host a drinking party. 

No Drinking Party is Safe

There is no such thing as a safe place for underage drinking, and hosting a drinking party for your children sends a dangerous message. You are telling them that you think it is ok to break the law and it can be hard for them to know which laws should or should not be obeyed. 

Helping Kids Drink is Illegal In Vermont

Parents may not:

  • Give alcohol to anyone under age 21
  • Allow minors to drink alcohol on their property.

For more information, please visit ParentupVT.org