Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) and Umbrella recently announced completion of the Strategic Plan for the Northeast Kingdom Prevention Center of Excellence. In 2020, NVRH received a one-year grant from the Vermont Department of Health Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs to establish the Northeast Kingdom Prevention Center of Excellence (NEK-PCE). A second year of funding was granted for the NEK-PCE in October 2021 by the Vermont Department of Health Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse programs. The goals of the PCE are to reduce underage drinking; high-risk alcohol consumption; marijuana and tobacco misuse; prescription drugs including prescription opioid and stimulant misuse; as well as illicit stimulant (including cocaine) and illicit opioid (including heroin).
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