Rutland Area Prevention Coalition
Rutland Area Prevention Coalition

Other Drugs

Whether you have concerns about prescription drug abuse, marijuana, steroids, heroin, or any other of the many forms of drugs of abuse, RAP is here to help. We have a library full of materials to help educate, inform, and guide our community. 


If you have questions or would like more information,

please call RAP at (802) 775-4199 or email us at


Ignoring the problem of substance abuse is never the answer, because it affects us all in one way or another. Education is empowerment for making healthy choices and making a positive difference in the struggle against misuse and addiction.



How Can I Tell If My Child

or Friend is Using?

Although mood and attitude changes are common in teens, some things to watch for include:


1. Changes in friends.


2. Negative changes in schoolwork, missing school, discipline problems, or activity changes.


3. Increased secrecy about possessions or activities.


4. Use of incense, room deodorant, or perfume to hide smoke or chemical odors.


5. Subtle changes in conversations with friends such as using secretive coded language.


6. Change in clothing choices, such as a new fascination with clothes that highlight drug use.


7. Evidence of drug paraphernalia, such as pipes or rolling papers.


8. Bottles of eye drops, used to mask blood shot eyes or dilated pupils.


9. Missing prescription drugs—especially narcotics and stabilizers.


Be a parent, be a friend, and seek professional help in dealing with this problem. You could save a life!

Where to Find Us:

Rutland Area Prevention Coalition

45 Union Street, Suite 1
Rutland, VT 05701

Phone: (802) 775-4199



Visit PegTV Channel 15 (choose Video on Demand, PegTV Channel 15-Talk Shows) to watch episodes of "The RAP Spot," a monthly program highlighting the good work of our community partners and their efforts to reduce substance abuse in Rutland County.


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