International Overdose Awareness Day is held across the world on August 31st to raise awareness of overdose, memorialize those we've lost to addiction and reduce the stigma associated with drug misuse. The Vernon ROCKS Coalition aims to reduce the stigma...Read More
The Vernon ROCKS Coalition has created a placement to help young children learn about positive life choices. Have your kids help Hedgey the Hedgehog learn how to be healthy and make good decisions! Download the activity placemat HERE
The Vernon ROCKS Coalition would like to appreciate our Seniors; Amani, Angie, Emily, Georgette, and Tiffany on their graduation from Rockville High School!! They have been instrumental in the coalition and as members of Real Talk by continuously dedicating their time to...Read More
Our friends over at HVCC released an article focused on recognizing and addressing addiction during a pandemic. Learn more HERE For more resources regarding COVID-19 click HERE
Virtual Meetings and Resources In response to Coronavirus, we have been instructed to limit our face-to-face interactions with others. For many that includes the attendance to vital support groups. Luckily, there are still ways to participate in meetings and groups...Read More
Members of the Coalition attended CADCA's 30th Annual National Leadership Forum in the beginning of February. The forum is the largest event for community-based substance use and misuse prevention, providing training, connections, resources and information. Members in attendance were: The...Read More
The Center for Disease Control is investigating a multi-state outbreak of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products. More information can be accessed HERE. To read The CT DPH Press Release recommending residents refrain from the...Read More
The map below displays drug overdoses that took place in 2018. Explore the tabs to learn more about demographic information, or heroin and fentanyl related overdoses.