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Resources and Support

Learning about substance misuse prevention is the first step to a healthier life. No matter what your age is, it’s never too early to become informed.

If you have a a friend or family member who is struggling with substance misuse or is addicted, you can:
  • Share these resources with them.

  • Go with your friend to talk to a school counselor or the Student Assistant Professional (SAP).

  • Talk to a school counselor, SAP, or trusted adult to get advice on how to help your friend or family member.

  • Tell them about Turning Point Recovery Center, located at Parks Place Community Resource Center.

Vermont Resources

Addressing the Dangers of Vaping in Vermont Schools: An Electronic Vapor Product Education Toolkit for Schools – A toolkit to help you educate students about making healthy choices for themselves, and to better understand what electronic vaping products are all about. By mail: Vermont Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70, Burlington, VT 05402 Online at: HealthVermont.gov   

This is Quitting – A free mobile program that is a partnership between Truth Initiative and VT Department of Health Tobacco Control. Vermont teens and young adults can join for free by texting “VTVapeFree” to 88709

 

MyLifeMyQuit – free online resource for VT Teens.

 

No Safe Vape (from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health) – Videos for adults and youth. With the growing number of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, “No Safe Vape” aims to educate young people and their families about the dangers of vaping and to provide resources for those seeking further information or help quitting. 

 

802Quits – Provides free cessation support for Vermonters ages 13 and older.

  • By phone 24/7 at 1-800-QUIT-NOW Coaches can provide support for the tapering method (decrease in nicotine concentration, puff duration, frequency and power of the device battery).

  • Additional support is available by email, text or instant message. 

  • Additional tips and tools available on their website here.
     

Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield Youth Leadership Program – Pairing trained Youth Leaders with youth who may have their own struggles and/or struggles within their family.

Youth Support Groups

  • Al-Anon Family for Teens – A group for problem drinkers who can find understanding and support through group meetings, podcasts, and other resources. 

  • Alcohol Anonymous – The AA website can help young people find AA meetings near them and has brochures directed at young people. 

  • Marijuana Anonymous – The MA website has an online groups for young people. They provide events, resources, and more.

  • Narcotics Anonymous – The NA website can help young people find NA meetings near them and has resources including brochures for young addicts. 

  • SMART Recovery – A leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. The website provides resources for teens and youth support programs, meeting locations, and an online community. 

  • Turning Point Recovery Center – Youth Support Group Weekly meeting lead by trained Youth Leaders.
     

National Resources for Youth

  • CDC – Here you can find resources and information on prevention work at the national level.

  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre – Resources are available on this website for youth and teens about substance use, including in-depth information on various substances and concurrent disorders, as well as steps to seek help

  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – This website works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens. 

  • Truth Campaign – This campaign provides information and uses videos and social media to engage youth in taking action against tobacco and tobacco companies. 

  • Your Room – This website offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, their effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it.

  • Johnny’s Ambassadors – Saving Our Youth from the Harms of Marijuana 
     

Youth Helplines

Youth Substance Use Institutes

  • National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence – This informational website provides support to those who need assistance confronting the diseases of alcoholism and drug dependence. 

  • National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and wellbeing. They provide resources directed toward young people to evaluate your drinking and tools to stay in control. 

  • NIDA for Teens – NIDA provides a wealth of knowledge and resources including easy-to-read guides about various drugs. Their website for adolescents includes videos, blog posts, and drug facts

NEWS

Transgender Support Groups

Every third Thursday the Greater Rockingham LGBTQIA+ Group offers free peer support groups for transgender folks. Teens, 13-17, meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and adults, 18+, meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meetings are held at Parks Place. Snacks will be provided. The groups will be led by a transgender staff member.

Sign up today for Computer Skills Training for the Workplace

Learn the basics of using a computer with this FREE five-week program. The class will be held at the Windsor Resource Center from June 11 to July 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Attend all five classes to qualify for a free laptop. To sign up, call 802-885-8300.

GFC Bookstore

You can now purchase in bulk materials that have been created by GFC staff at cost plus shipping and tax. This includes books, journals, bookmarks, and stickers.  Click here!​

March 2024 Newsletter

Want to see what we're up to? Download our newsletter for updates, achievements, and upcoming events! Click here to read.

LGBTQIA+ Hangout

Join us for a FREE hangout for LGBTQIA+ members, ages 18 and old. Stop by Parks Place from 2-4pm on the second Saturday of each month for writing, crafting, reading, gaming, or just hanging out. 

Online Narcan training
If you've picked up a package of Narcan or Naloxone and don't know how to use it, check out this video with instructions from the Vermont Department of Health.

Windham County calendar

Discover fun area activities for families.

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