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Abuse prevention collaborative to hold community meeting

RUTLAND—A community collaborative has been recently formed to help strengthen and support substance abuse prevention initiatives in Rutland County. Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) of Rutland, in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) and other community partners, want to help shape what substance abuse prevention will look like in Rutland County. Their intent is to strengthen and increase substance abuse prevention capacity and implement evidence-based strategies to reduce underage and binge drinking in persons aged 12 to 20 and reduce prescription drug abuse and marijuana use in persons aged 12 to 25.
RPP invites the public to be part of this important conversation at its first work group meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vermont Department of Health, room 266 in the Asa Bloomer Building, 88 Merchants Row, Rutland. They are looking for help from the public in establishing a sustainable substance abuse prevention network. There will also be a review of the RPP grant and an open discussion on what substance abuse strategies would unfold in Rutland.
A light lunch will be provided.

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