Substance Abuse Prevention

Senator Bernie Sanders met with members of various community substance abuse prevention groups from across Vermont to discuss the issues of alcohol, tobacco and drug use especially among youth. These leaders look at positive alternatives, so that alcohol and drugs are not the only source of recreation for youth in Vermont. Specifically the coalition is working at changing community norms, eliminating binge drinking among teens, and educating parents and teens about the marketing of alcoholic beverages to underage drinkers.