Substance Abuse
Intervention and Treatment

The mission of the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP) is to reduce and eliminate substance abuse problems through effective education, prevention, and treatment services.

Programs and Resources

ICD-10The Federal government, through CMS, has mandated the use of ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and ICD-10-PCS for inpatient procedure coding throughout the healthcare system in October 2015. At that time, Vermont Medicaid will not reimburse any claim without a valid ICD diagnosis code. Learn more.

Medication Assisted Therapy for Opioid Dependence

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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are Cost Effective

Every $1 spent on substance abuse treatment saves the public $7.
In a review of 500 social programs, drug and alcohol treatment was ranked among the most cost-effective efforts, along with childhood immunizations, preschool education and prenatal care.

According to a study by the Rand Corporation, treatment has also proven to be more cost-effective than other drug control strategies. $34 million dollars invested in treatment would reduce cocaine use as much as federal efforts spending $336 million for interdiction or $246 million for enforcement.

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