Opioid Addiction and Treatment

People from the Care Alliance Brochure

Addiction to opioids, such as heroin and prescription pain relievers like oxycontin, is a serious public health problem, with potentially devastating consequences — both for the people who are addicted and for our communities.

People addicted to opiates can recover with treatment and support. Vermont is committed to making sure these services are available.

Where to Get Help

*** Dial 9-1-1 in a medical emergency ***

You are not alone.
If you have questions or want help finding a program or service:

Care Alliance for opioid treatment Care Alliance for Opioid Dependence
Also referred to as the Hub and Spoke System, this statewide partnership of clinicians and treatment centers provide Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) to Vermonters who are addicted to opioids.

Vermont Treatment Providers and Recovery Centers
County directory of substance abuse treatment and recovery services

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) site for locating treatment programs in Vermont or nationally.

Vermont Community Coalitions

Local Health Offices

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More Information and Resources

For Health Care Professionals

For Everyone

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Data and Statistics

Addiction to opioids is a public health problem that requires a public health approach.

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Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)

MAT is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to treatment of substance abuse.

Treating Opioid Addiction PDF document

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