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
- Adolescent & Young Adult Treatment Provider Resources
- Adolescent Treatment System Development Guidelines
- Project CRASH (Drinking Driver Rehabilitation Program)
- Public Inebriate Program: 2010 Task Force Report
- Treatment Centers (by County)
- Treatment Effectiveness
- Treatment Goals and Key Activities
- Treatment Program Approval Rules
- What is Treatment - A Booklet for Families
- Vermont Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines
Resources for providers with recommended approaches to common clinical challenges
- Vermont Integrated Services Initiative - VISI
Treatment of Co-Ocurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
- Care Alliance for Opioid Dependence - a statewide partnership
of clinicians and treatment centers to provide Medication Assisted
Therapy (MAT) to Vermonters who are addicted to opioids.
Assisted Therapy (MAT) Rules
Any physician with 30 or more MAT patients is responsible for complying with theses rules.
- Opioid Treatment Programs Screening Guidelines
- Vermont Guidelines for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Pregnant Women
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.