Vermont Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers Information

Publicly-funded recovery programs and services are available at the state level. Here is the name, website, street address and phone number for this state’s department of substance abuse services.

Department of Health, ADAP Division
Address 108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT
Phone: 802-651-1550

Vermont Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs Dept.

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. It is to help Vermonters prevent and eliminate the problems caused by alcohol and other drug use. Working in partnership with state and national public and private organizations, ADAP plans, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive system of services.

The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP) is primarily responsible for funding and providing substance abuse services in Vermont. Mental Health Services administers a small amount of funds to provide joint mental health-substance abuse treatment, for approximately 1,500 individuals served through the Adult Outpatient Program who also have problems with substance abuse. Specialized services for people with both mental illness and substance abuse problems are being developed statewide more...

Substance Abuse Facilities in Vermont

Here is a list of providers within this geographic area. They are primarily hospital-based programs. Most hospital-based programs accept Medicare, Medicaid, state-funded and private insurance. In general they do medical detox. Most offer some other level of care, such as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and /or Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). Their staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. If you need help finding a residential program, call us and we can assist you.

Listed in alphabetical order by city

City Facility Phone
Bellows Falls Health Care Services 802-463-3947
Brattleboro Brattleboro Retreat 800-345-5550
Burlington Community Health Center 802-864-6309
Burlington Howard Center 802-488-6425
Burlington University Medical Center 802 847-0000
Morrisville Behavioral Health & Wellness Center 802-888-8320
Underhill Maple Leaf Farm 802-899-2911

See Map Below - Program Details

Below is a map of the above listed recovery programs. Click on any arrow to bring up more information about the facility, including reviews which can be found on the detail pop-up screen. For website and other information, click the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the map. To access detailed information; click on the listing for a program. You can also simply click on the "red post marker" to bring up the detail screen.

Reviews and website information can be found on the detail screen. Be sure and use the drop down menu in the upper left-hand corner for more information and quick access.


Levels of Care

There is more than one type of program for substance abuse. The "30 day" inpatient type of a facility is the most intense and suggested for people with chronic addiction problems. Call us for detailed information about the various levels in the "continuum of care".

There are 4 levels of treatment care. Each provides a different level and type of service.

levels of care:

  • Detoxification
  • Intensive Outpatient ( IOP)
  • Partial Day Programs
  • Inpatient Residential

Detox & Stabilization

Detoxification from alcohol and any mood altering chemicals is the first phase of treatment. Detox MUST be done under the medical supervision of a licensed MD. Today, there are state-of-the-art medications available to ease and minimize the cravings and effects of withdrawal.

There is a possibility withdrawal may cause a severe reaction, resulting in the “Delirium Tremors” (DTs). If someone does go into the DTs, there is a 30% chance it will be fatal.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

An outpatient facility offers similar services as partial day and inpatient except clients do not stay at the facility overnight. Intensive outpatient (IOP) generally offers 1 hour of treatment 3 days a week. Group therapy includes skills training, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). A qualified addiction specialist, trained in the various therapies, leads the sessions.

The difference between Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient is how many times per week a client is required to attend.

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Lectures and Education

Partial Day Programs

Partial Hospital Programs (PHP), is also known as “day treatment”. It is a more intensive level of care than outpatient. It provides a half day of therapy 5 times per week. Clients do not stay overnight while being provided therapy and care. This level fills the need of some individuals who need daily treatment, but are unable to attend full-time inpatient residential. PHP provides virtually all the same types of therapy as outpatient on a more intense and regular basis.

Inpatient Residential

Residential inpatient programs are a type of therapy where the individual lives in the center and receives rehabilitation over a course of several weeks or months. These live-in facilities specialize in expert care for chemical dependency, alcoholism, as well any underlying psychological problems. Because almost half of all people suffering from substance abuse are also suffering from a co-existing mental health condition, many facilities offer some type of dual therapy that addresses both.


Alcoholics Anonymous - AA Meetings in Vermont

Location Name Phone
Statewide AA Intergroup 802-864-1212

Narcotics Anonymous NA Meetings in Vermont

Location Name Phone
Regional Regional NA 802-773-5575


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