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
- Information for Health Professionals and Everyone
- Data and Statistics
- Naloxone Overdose Prevention
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You are not alone.
If you have questions or want help finding a program or service:
- Call us: 802-651-1550
- Email: AHS.VDHADAP@vermont.gov
- Dial 2-1-1
Vermont211 can help you find community resources, including drug and alcohol programs, emergency food and shelter, and counseling.
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.
For Health Care Professionals
- Information to give to Opioid Patients
- Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)
- Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse
- Vermont 's Prescription Monitoring System
- The Challenge of Opioid Addiction
- Preventing Opioid Abuse
- What Communities Can Do
Kids are surrounded by pressures and influences. Make sure you are armed with the latest and most accurate info—so you can be the best influence possible.
- Parent Toolkit
The Partnership at Drugfree.org has developed a toolkit providing parents and caregivers with tips for raising drug-free kids.
Addiction to opioids is a public health problem that requires a public health approach.
- Data Briefs:
- Additional Data and Surveillance Resources
MAT is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to treatment of substance abuse.
- MAT Information for Health Professionals
Any physician with 30 or more MAT patients is responsible for complying with these rules.
- Opioid Treatment Guidelines
The primary goal of medication assisted therapy is to improve overall individual functioning of the patient. An important component of reaching this goal is the monitoring of illicit substance use. It is recommended that a comprehensive screening for drugs of abuse be done upon admission into opioid treatment programs
- Vermont Guidelines for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Pregnant Women
These guidelines were created to provide Vermont practitioners with recommendations for the management of opioid dependence during pregnancy.
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction
Fact Sheet: Assessing the Evidence; Dosage and Treatment Limits; MAT and Pregnancy; and Risks.