Welcome to VADIC

April is Alcohol Awareness Month- visit the Vermont Department of Health’s ParentUp campaign website for information and resources pertaining to underage drinking in Vermont: www.parentupvt.org. For additional resources and support, contact us: www.vadic.org and call: 1 (800) 769-2798. And, make sure to keep the dialogue going with the children and youth in your life year-round.

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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, Director of 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 

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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 rita@vadic.org, or order online (under Publications tab).

The Vermont Department of Health has developed a new 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).

NAMI Peer Connection Groups

For days, times and locations, please visit the VADIC Newsroom

Contact: Dirk Nakazawa: 1-800-639-6480 connection@namivt.org

 

Visit the Vermont Department of Mental Health’s Training & Event Calendar!

Contact DMH: (802) 828-3824

Visit the Addiction 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: tpccvbarre@gmail.com; 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.)
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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
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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