Winooski Prevention Blog

Do Your Part. Save the date for National Prescription Drug Take-back Day this April 27th!
Saturday, April 27th, 10am – 2pm

Go to to see a list of all disposal locations available in Vermont. Many drop off sites are open YEAR ROUND. Disposal is free and anonymous.

Three local prevention coalitions, including Winooski Partnership for Prevention, worked to put together informational videos for landlords and property managers about how to go smoke and tobacco-free, outlining the advantages of smoke free housing.

Why should we talk to our kids about drugs and alcohol?

Drugs and alcohol are not easy topics to bring up. Especially with children and teens who may seem like they’re not listening or don’t care what you have to say.

But the truth is children care deeply about their parents’ opinions, even if they don’t show it outwardly. In fact, the #1 reason kids give for not drinking or using drugs is that they don’t want to disappoint their parents.

Two issues Winooski Partnership for Prevention is closely following this legislative session is how the state plans to regulate and tax cannabis, and the push to raise the legal purchasing age of tobacco products to 21.

“Prevention is the most important strategy to turn the curve on Vermont’s opioid challenges,” according to the Vermont Opioid Coordination Council’s latest report, Building Bridges.

“The brain continues to develop until the age of 25, and drug use impacts that developmental trajectory. The later in life one is exposed to potentially addictive substances – nicotine, marijuana, alcohol, stimulants, depressants – the lower the chance of a subsequent substance use disorder developing.”

The Opioid Coordination Council’s 2019 report makes policy and strategic recommendations to strengthen Vermont’s approach to addressing the opioid crisis.