May is Youth Appreciation Month in Vermont, and each year we come together to celebrate Bennington youth for all that they contribute to the community!
Did you know that the #1 reason kids give for not drinking or using substances is that they don’t want to disappoint their parents?1 It’s true. Children who learn about the risks of substance use and about their parents’ expectations around substance use are significantly less likely to start using substances.
Prescription drugs are Vermont’s most dangerous leftovers. Often times, people struggling with substance-use disorder will turn to their family’s medicine cabinets for unused medications.
You can take steps to ensure this doesn’t happen; one of them being the safe disposal of older prescriptions.