Vt. Gets $10 Million To Fight Youth Substance Abuse
Tues 8/6/13 at Noon & 7 PM:
The Vermont Department of Health will receive a five-year, $9.9 million federal grant to for substance abuse prevention among young people. The state announced Monday that the funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will be focused on screening and early intervention of drug and alcohol dependence for young adults ages 18-25.
Acting on early warning signs of addiction, before it becomes a life-long problem, is a core mission of public health. - Dr. Harry Chen.
Tuesday on Vermont Edition, we talk with Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen about Vermont’s intention to focus the prevention programs on young people who have other risk factors for substance abuse and addiction.
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Also in the program, the Monarch butterfly migration. Conservation biologist Kent McFarland of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies had concerns about the health of the monarch in their winter habitat. We learn whether concerns about Monarch populations have come to fruition as the butterflies reach their summer habitat.
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