Welcome to VADIC
The purpose of the Vermont Alcohol and Drug Information Clearinghouse (VADIC) is to provide communities with informational resources pertaining to substance abuse and at-risk issues. VADIC is a grant-funded program, and its services are free for Vermonters.
Please contact Rita Johnson, Outreach Coordinator for Friends of Recovery- Vermont and VADIC, for more information and to request materials.
3 Easy Steps to Access VADIC Materials:
1) Perform online search for materials
2) Request materials online or Toll-Free: 1 (800) 769-2798
3) Receive materials by mail
For more than 60 years, Mental Health America and affiliates across the country, including the Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery-Vermont’s MHA Affiliate- have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year’s theme is Pathways to Wellness.
To find out more, get involved and to request resources, including the Mental Health Month 2013 Toolkit, visit their website . Also, visit the National Institute of Mental Health’s website to search and request mental health-oriented materials. These resources are also available from VAMHAR: (802) 223-6263 and www.vamhar.org- in limited quantities– VAMHAR is Vermont’s NIMH Outreach Partner.
VADIC is a program of the Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
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Visit the Facebook page on Mondays for fun trivia that anyone can play- for Camp Daybreak Prizes!!
Follow Camp Daybreak on Twitter: @CampDaybreak
**Contact Dan Osman, Camp Daybreak Director, for more information:
802-223-6263 x104 email@example.com
The Vermont Department of Health has developed anew Synthetic Drugs and Bath Salts web resource page (http://healthvermont.gov/adap/drugs/synthetic_drugs.aspx) including links to fact sheets, news releases, rules and regulations, and additional resources.
The link to the resource page is located on theADAP website home page(http://healthvermont.gov/adap/adap.aspx).
Parents can visit the ParentUpwebsite, www.parentupvt.org, to learn more about the campaign, and to find solutions, resources, and information on getting help. Additional information offered on the website includes warning signs of teenage alcohol use, legislation regarding underage drinking (Zero Tolerance), and support for parents of teens who are using alcohol. ParentUp is a Vermont Department of Health campaign, with a mission to reduce underage drinking in Vermont. ParentUp materials are available through the VADIC (postcards, stickers, business cards). Please contact Rita Johnson: 1-800-769-2798 and firstname.lastname@example.org, or order online (under Publications tab).
NAMI Peer Connection Groups
For days, times and locations, please visit the VADIC Newsroom
Contact: Dirk Nakazawa: 1-800-639-6480 email@example.com
President Obama Signs Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012
Yesterday, President Obama signed the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 into law as part of S. 3187, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act. This important piece of legislation provides a critical boost to our nation’s efforts to address the threat of synthetic drugs. The legislation bans synthetic compounds commonly found in synthetic marijuana (“K2″ or “Spice”), synthetic stimulants (“Bath Salts”), and hallucinogens, by placing them under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Visit the VADIC Newsroomto read more.
Congress Passes Legislation Regarding Synthetic Drugs The Office of National Drug Control Policy commends Congress for passing the Foodand Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, S. 3187, which requires 26 synthetic chemicals, including those commonly found in products marketed as “K2″ and “Spice,” to be considered Schedule I substances. Schedule I substances are those with a high potential for abuse; have no medical use in treatment in the United States; and lack an accepted safety for use of the drug. “I applaud Congress for coming together on this issue that is affecting so many of our young people. Research shows that parents are the most powerful force in the lives of young people,” said Director Kerlikowske.”Synthetic drugs like ‘bath salts,’ Spice, and K2 are a serious threat to health and safety. I urge families to take time today to learn what these drugs are and discuss the harms that all drugs pose to young people in America.”
To read more, visit the VADIC Newsroom.
To order publications on synthetic and designer drugs, including synthetic cocaine (bath salts) & synthetic marijuana (herbal incense), visit VADIC’s Publications area.
The Vermont Coalition for WholeHealth The first meeting of Vermonts SAMHSA Learning Collaborative, which we are calling The Vermont Coalition for Whole Health, occurred Wednesday, June 6. A dozen or so of the 25 organizations that have joined the coalition were represented. The next meeting, by the way, is July 11. We hope to have many more of you join the collaborative. To read more, visit the VADIC Newsroom
Friends of Recovery- Vermont Has a New Blog! FOR-VT was among the eight winners of a BRSS-TACS Peer Run Organization/Recovery Community Organization Award and as a result, has created a new blog to discuss current issues within the health care reform movement. Through SAMHSAs Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy, the Center for Social Innovation has announced awards of $25,000 each to eight peer-run/recovery community organizations. These eight organizations will work within their states to increase public awareness about behavioral health services available through the Affordable Care Act. To read more, visit the VADIC Newsroom.
Contact DMH: (802) 828-3824
Visit theAddiction Technology Transfer Center Network Training & Event Calendar!
Making Recovery Easier Flyer
*A New Series Starts Every 6th Tuesday. You Can Start Anytime!
Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at The Barre Turning Point Center
A six-session series
Participants who attend all six-sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion. You can start anytime and complete the sessions in any order.
Do you want to be in recovery?
Are you struggling with recovery?
Will a 12-step program help you?
This interactive, educational workshop addresses myths about AA, NA, CA, and recovery in general, by creating a supportive environment for sharing and discussing experiences, both positive and negative.**
Making Recovery Easier supports you in connecting with a personally satisfying approach to recovery that
follows a path that is right for you. Our experienced facilitators will assure that the group is safe and will
emphasize to all participants that whatever is said during these sessions should not be shared anywhere else.
This is an appropriate group for those new to the recovery process or for those who have some experience with AA, NA or CA but have not found recovery easy. If you’re struggling, this may help.
>Pre-registration is not required. However, calling ahead is recommended. To sign up, or if you have questions, please call 802-479-7373, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; 489 N. Main St. ; P.O. Box 887, Barre, VT 05641-0087 (802) 479-7373 www.tpccv.org
**These groups follow the research proven format developed for Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier (MAAEZ).
(This is a non-AA/NA announcement. Please respect the Traditions and any group customs when sharing it with others.)
Live More, Drink Less Website and eCheckup!
Because Vermont has a high rate of binge drinking within the young adult (18-25 year old) population, Partners for Prevention came together to work on shifting the situation and lowering the number of folks who drink more than 4-5 drinks in an hour or two. The CHECKUP is free, anonymous, confidential, personal, and fast. To complete an eCheckup and find out more, go to: http://www.livemoredrinklessvt.com. You can also find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LiveMoreDrinkLessVT
VADIC was previously a program of the Vermont Health Department, Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP). In 2009, Friends of Recovery-Vermont (FOR-VT) took over the Clearinghouse program through a grant-funded initiative. Friends of Recovery- Vermont is a program of the Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.
We welcome you to contact us and to request materials. Also, please visit us at events and conferences to learn more.
The VADIC program is funded by a grant from the Vermont Department of Health Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP)
VADIC & Friends of Recovery- Vermont are programs of the Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, 100 State Street, Montpelier, VT (802) 223-6263 www.vamhar.org