Winooski Prevention Blog

The results are in! From December 2018 to April 2019, Winooski Partnership for Prevention distributed a survey on social media and at community events to collect Winooski residents’ attitudes on tobacco and alcohol advertising within the city.

What was the major takeaway? The majority of people would like to see fewer advertisements for tobacco, 87.5%, and alcohol, 78.8%, overall in Winooski.

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

Go to https://takebackday.dea.gov/ 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.