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The places where people live, work and go to school can greatly influence the health of community members. Local business owners --working alongside residents, community coalitions, businesses and other leaders—can make their communities healthier by addressing substance use issues and advocating for strong prevention programs in their communities and schools.
What Can Businesses Do to Support Drug-Free Communities?
Do you know how alcohol and other drug use effects your community?
Click here to see statistics for youth in your school district http://healthvermont.gov/research/yrbs/2013/district_results.aspx
Find statistics for adults in your region/community:
Information on risk behaviors in Vermont including alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance system. Reported by each Health Department District Office region.
Substance Abuse Treatment data for all ages, gender, county & substances
Your local community coalition or Prevention Consultant can present to your employees about the substance use issues in the community. View Coalition Map
- Some businesses offer parent education sessions at the lunch hour, sponsor Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), include notices in paychecks, and information on corporate websites.
Drug Free Workplace Kit: Develop a Policy website provides information on drug-free workplace laws and regulations, basic elements of an effective policy, and resources for developing a policy
VADIC provides 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. Request materials online or Toll-Free: 1 (800) 769-2798.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides oversight for the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program aimed at elimination of illicit drug use in the federal workforce.
Workplace Helpline 1-800-WORKPLACE
The Helpline provides telephone consultation to assist employers and union representatives with policy development, drug testing, employee assistance, employee education, supervisor training, and program implementation. It offers resource referrals and free publications. Helpline information specialists are trained to provide information tailored to each organization's unique characteristics. Lists of drug testing labs certified by the Department of Health and Human Services are available free of charge, and networking help is available for finding a medical review officer (MRO).
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices Model Programs for the Workplace (NREPP) provides specific techniques and interventions that have been carefully implemented and evaluated and shown positive outcomes
This site is a toolkit for workplace health promotion and protection professionals. Use this site to learn about how to design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs.
VADIC provides 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. www.vadic.org
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