Health Professionals

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Resources for Health Professionals

Resources like the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System, substance abuse screening tools, and upcoming training opportunities are available to health professionals through the Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs. Physicians, pharmacists, social workers, community addiction counselors, health workers, and other specialists in the health and addiction fields can use these centralized resources to enhance current practices.

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

Fact sheets, tools, guidelines, and other resources for patients and providers related to substance use, misuse and abuse.

The Vermont Prescription Monitoring System collects, monitors, and analyzes electronically transmitted prescribing and dispensing data submitted by pharmacies and dispensing practitioners.

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services.

The Substance Abuse Treatment Certification Rule provides certification and operational requirements for Vermont Department of Health Approved Providers and Preferred Providers.

There are several approaches and models for implementing continuous quality improvement, which can be applied to substance abuse treatment agencies, in addition to a variety of other settings.

Prenatal alcohol exposure can result in birth defects that can affect a child's growth, appearance, cognitive development, and behavior — and it's 100% preventable.