Winooski Prevention Blog

Thursday evening, the Winooski Coalition, in collaboration with Champlain College, invites you to attend a community dialogue night at the O'Brien Community Center.

This dialogue night will provide a creative way for residents to discuss issues related to substance abuse and misuse, and work together to increase safety and health.

The event is free, and dinner will be provided. The evening will start at 6 PM and end at 8 PM.

Did you know that 4 out of 10 teens who misuse prescription drugs get those drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinets? April 26 is National Drug Take Back Day. You can do something about this problem by talking to your children about the importance of not sharing medications; storing your medications securely; and disposing of unused and expired medications. Winooski has a 24-7 (24 hours a day, seven days a week), no-questions-asked, anonymous drop off site right at the Winooski Police Department.

The Winooski Teen Center, Winooski Coalition for a Safe and Peaceful Community, and the Winooski PTO are collaborating on six student internships that work to educate the community about tobacco, while encouraging substance-free public places and events.

Tobacco companies bombard the American public—while targeting youth in particular—with messages that normalize smoking and use of other tobacco products.  As such, 3,000 people nationally will become new smokers each day as reported by the Vermont Department of Health.

We are happy to announce our 2013 Annual Report. Thank you for all you have done to help improve health with the community this year. Check it out!