Rx & Opioids

Rx drugs can help manage chronic pain or stop a serious illness. But, if overprescribed or abused, Rx drugs can cause great harm to an individual, family or community. In some cases, the abuse and misuse of Rx drugs can lead to the addiction of other opioids, such as heroin. 77% of heroin users say they started using the drug after using an approved painkiller. This page contains information and research on the effects of Rx drugs and other opioids.

Opioid Addiction & Treatment
Information and research from the Vermont Department of Health.

Community Guide to Preventing Rx Drug Misuse
Provides some tips and resources for preventing the misuse of Rx drugs. Want a hard copy? Contact us and we’ll be sure to get you one or a whole stack!

Amazing resource created by the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition with research, tools and tips.

Parents 360 Rx Toolkit
This amazing toolkit geared towards parents and caregivers consists of a video, discussion guide, documents and is available to individuals and organizations at no charge. While medicine abuse is the focus, the discussion may be guided to include other substance abuse topics as needed.