Resources

Resources

The organizations below can help you find resources and support for your child. If you’re looking for tips for how to help your child right away, click on the statement below that best describes your situation:

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24/7 Informational Resources

Vermont 2-1-1
Vermont 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that’s available 24/7. You can call
Vermont 2-1-1 to find out about hundreds of important community resources, like drug and alcohol programs, emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational and volunteer opportunities, and much more. Vermont 2-1-1 can also help you find a collection site for local prescription drug take-back programs that provide a safe way to dispose of medications.

 

Northern New England Poison Control Center
The Northern New England Poison Control Center offers a free, 24/7 poison emergency and information hotline to anyone living in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The center also provides education to healthcare providers and the public on how to prevent and respond to poisoning.

Call the hotline: (800) 222-1222

 

PEAR Vermont PEAR Vermont provides information on a range of topics related to alcohol and other drugs, prevention, treatment, and recovery. Print materials and electronic media are provided for Vermonters at no cost.

Request materials by phone: (802) 223-6263

 

Vermont Department of Mental Health
As the state’s mental health agency, the Department of Mental Health focuses on ensuring access to effective prevention, early intervention, and mental health treatment and support to all Vermonters.

Call for information: (802) 828-3824

 

Outright Vermont
The Mission of Outright is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth (ages 13-22). Outright is a youth center and statewide advocacy organization that provides education and outreach, youth programming, and resources to youth and their parents.

Call for information: (802) 865-9677

 

Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

A statewide resource for suicide prevention, the center provides suicide prevention hotlines and screening tools as well as school, community, and professional resources.

Call for information: (802) 254-6590

 

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

The mission of Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is to reduce substance use among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.

YouTube video series for parents: How to Talk With Your Kids About Drugs

Call for information: 1-855-DRUGFREE

 

Vermont Community Coalitions

Vermont substance abuse coalitions are community-based organizations dedicated to creating a safe, healthy environment for young people and families.

 

Vermont Department of Health (VDH) District Offices

The Department of Health operates 12 District Offices located throughout the state. All Vermont residents have a local health office they can count on for health information, and for disease prevention and emergency response services.

 

VDH Substance Abuse Prevention Consultants

Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Consultants (PCs) are based in the VDH District Offices and provide information and referrals, training and consultation on substance abuse, and prevention best practices and community organizing. They can also direct you to information about local support resources such as parent education or family support groups.


BARRE
Vermont Department of Health
McFarland Office Building
5 Perry Street, Suite 250
Barre, VT 05641-4272
(802) 479-4250

BENNINGTON
Vermont Department of Health
324 Main Street, Suite 2
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-3929

BRATTLEBORO
Vermont Department of Health
232 Main Street, Suite 3
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-2885


BURLINGTON
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 863-7561

MORRISVILLE
Vermont Department of Health
63 Professional Drive
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-2581

NEWPORT
Vermont Department of Health
Emory Hebard State Office Building
100 Main Street, Suite 220
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-4391


RUTLAND/MIDDLEBURY
Vermont Department of Health
300 Asa Bloomer State Office Building
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 786-5876

St. ALBANS
Vermont Department of Health
20 Houghton Street, Room 312
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-7918

St. JOHNSBURY
Vermont Department of Health
107 Eastern Avenue,
Suite 9
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 751-0175


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION/SPRINGFIELD
Vermont Department of Health
226 Holiday Drive, Suite 22
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8835

 

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

These approved Vermont substance abuse treatment programs may also offer educational materials and presentations, crisis services, or employee assistance programs.

 

Vermont Recovery Network

The Vermont Recovery Network is a nonprofit organization that supports the provision of recovery support services for people who have experienced problems resulting from drug and alcohol use.

Contact the network via:

 

Friends of Recovery Vermont

Friends of Recovery Vermont is a grassroots advocacy organization that helps spread the word about the value of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and the effects of addictions. Friends of Recovery sponsors the FACES Network (Families of Addiction Consulting for Effective Services), which is made up of Vermont parents and families that have been personally impacted by adolescent substance use and/or mental health issues.

 

Mental Health Resources

Vermont Department of Mental Health
As the state’s mental health agency, the Department of Mental Health focuses on ensuring access to effective prevention, early intervention, and mental health treatment and support to all Vermonters.

Call for information: (802) 828-3824

 

Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
A statewide resource for suicide prevention, the center provides suicide prevention hotlines and screening tools as well as school, community, and professional resources.

Call for information: (802) 254-6590

 

Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
A state service that exists to support families and children where a child or youth, age 0-22, is experiencing or at risk to experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.

Call for information: (802) 876-7021 or (800) 639-6071

 

Vermont Law Enforcement Resources

Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program (YSASP)
Youth who violate Vermont’s underage possession and consumption of alcohol law (7 VSA §656) and/or possession of an ounce or less of marijuana (18 VSA §4230b) are referred by law enforcement to the Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program run by the Court Diversion program in that county.

 

Vermont State Police
The Vermont State Police Drug Diversion Unit (DDU) is responsible for the investigation of crimes relating to drug abuse and prescription misuse. Investigators are assigned to cases across the state of Vermont and work together with local, county, and federal law enforcement. In addition, four additional detectives, located in each troop district across the state, are equipped to investigate drug diversion cases.

 

Contact the unit:
Detective Lieutenant John Merrigan
103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 241-5360

The Vermont State Police can also help you find a collection site for local prescription drug take-back programs that provide a safe way to dispose of medications.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Get your teenager the support needed to quit smoking.
If you or your teenager smokes or chews tobacco, 802Quits offers Vermonters many different ways to quit tobacco–including free gum and patches, in person help, online support, phone coaching and more.