Resources for Parents

As a parent, you may feel disconnected or powerless from influencing your teen.

But you are their #1 influence. The more you know, the better you can help your teen navigate these tough issues. Check out these great resources:

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Prescription Drugs
LOCK UP OR SAFELY DISPOSE

Locking up or getting rid of old or unused medications can keep young kids and pets safe from accidental ingestion.

 

Two-thirds of Vermont youth who misused prescription pain relievers said they got them from family or friends and many said the pills came from home medicine cabinets (Source: 2019 VT Youth Risk Behavior Survey).

LOCK

Store your medications in a lock box or locked medicine cabinet.

DROP

Drop off unused medication at a kiosk at your local pharmacy or police station. See the map on the other side for a location near you.

MAIL

Mail unused medication in a pre-paid envelope.

 

Request a free medication mail-back envelope >

Follow these 3 easy steps to properly store and get rid of medications:

NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAYS

Join the Vermont Health Department and Drug Enforcement Agency in disposing your prescription and over-the-counter medications in a safe and responsible way during one of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Days. Simply find an event location near you at takebackday.dea.gov or bring your prescription drugs to one of the permanent Rx disposal sites listed below.

Next Spring Event: Saturday April 30, 2022

Where:

Rutland County Sheriff's Office
88 Grove St., Rutland, VT
Stop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 30, 2022


Next Fall Event: October 2022

Brandon Police Dept.
301 Forest Dale Road

Brandon, VT
802-247-0222
24 Hours/7 Days
Pills and patches.


Castleton Police Dept.
273 VT Route 30 N

Castleton, VT
802-468-5012
Mon-Fri: 6am–4pm
Pills and patches. Call ahead for liquids and sharps.


CVS Pharmacy
31 N Main Street

Rutland, VT
802-775-6736
Mon-Fri: 8am–9pm
Sat: 9am–6pm
Sun: 9am–5pm
Pills and patches. Call ahead for liquids.

Fair Haven Police Dept.

3 North Park Place

Fair Haven, VT

802-265-4531

Mon-Fri: 9am–2pm

Pills and patches.

 

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office
88 Grove Street

Rutland, VT
802-775-8002
Mon-Sat: 6am–Midnight
Sun: 6am–8pm
Pills and patches. Call ahead for liquids, aerosols and sharps.


Rutland Pharmacy
75 Allen Street

Rutland, VT
802-775-2545
Mon-Fri: 8am–8pm
Sat-Sun: 9am–6pm
Pills and patches.


Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street

Rutland, VT
802-747-1777
Mon-Fri: 8am–6pm
Sat-Sun: 9am–5pm
Pills and patches. Call ahead for liquids up to 4 oz.

Permanent Rx Drug Disposal Sites in Rutland County: