2021 Community Survey Results

ACT's annual Community Survey helps us understand community members' perceptions on youth substance use in Bennington. Adult community members' anonymous feedback informs our work to address this issue for the health and well-being of our community's youth. View this year's…

Great American Smokeout: Start With Day One

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 18th. Join tobacco smokers and vape users across Bennington County and thousands across the United States and make a plan to stop smoking for the day. Whether you are a teen, young adult,…

Troubling Trends in Alcohol Marketing & Misuse

Researchers observed that Americans, and women in particular, were drinking more during the pandemic, and this consumption was largely driven by stress (New York Times). In Vermont, among people who accessed VT Helplinkā€”a statewide, public resource for finding substance use…

Youth Leadership Group Community Dialogue

The 2020-2021 Youth Leadership Group, a partnership between ACT & Mt. Anthony Union Middle School, hosted a Community Dialogue to share how the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey inspired them to raise awareness and take action on substance use and…