Paws for Prevention
Above the Influence. It's a state of mind. It's about being yourself and not letting negative influences get to you. Pressure to do drink, do drugs or anything that gets in that goes against who you are - that's a negative influence.
Created by Brattleboro Union High School Above the Influence students and students of the PEAK program at Brattleboro Area Middle School. ATI802 is a localized Above the Influence campaign for youth in the Brattleboro, Dummerston, Putney, Guilford and Vernon communities. Posters using images of our very own local youth (taken by BUHS school photographers) will be displayed in local stores and community locations beginning this summer.
Keep your eye out for more from ATI802 coming soon!
Just like the phone coaches, they'll help you set your quit date and get ready to quit. And, they also offer free nicotine replacement - gum, patches or lozenges - when you use the service, and it's shipped directly to your home. Once you've quit, they'll help you with advice and support. Remember, quitting is tough, but it's easier when there's someone to help you. Connect with your local Windham County Vermont Quit Partner, Terri Kneipp 802.251.8456 or participate in a free Tobacco Cessation class at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Substance Free & Smoke Free Events Signs
What's Happening with BAPC?
3 Prescription Drug (Rx) Drop Boxes are now in Windham County.
Rx drug drop boxes provide a safe alternative to tossing or flushing your medications which could compromise our water supply. Keeping prescription medications in your home provides an opportunity for them to be misused. You can now safely dispose of your expired and unwanted precription medications (pills and patches only) at one of the following locations:
Brattleboro Police Dept. - 230 Main Street, Brattleboro (24/7)
Bellows Falls Police Dept. - 170 Rockingham Street, Bellows Falls (24/7)
Windham County Sheriff's Dept. - 11 Jail Street, Newfane (7am-10pm daily)
Prescription drug misuse resources for parents:
National Drug Facts Week January 28 - February 3
National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Learn more about the myths and how to have a conversation with your teen.
Encourage your teen to visit the NIDA for Teens website for interactive games, quizzes and more to help shatter the myths around teen drug and other substance use.
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