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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Information for health professionals to help their patients with issues related to alcohol and other drugs.

Information for health professionals regarding alcohol and other drugs.

Information for health professionals to stay licensed and meet requirements.

Medication Assisted Treatment is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Substance misuse in Vermonters age 65 and older is increasing. With this and the fact that the older adult population is continuing to grow, there is an increased need for awareness of safe substance use, identifying risky use and substance use disorders, and treatment and recovery services for this group.

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

The Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs is committed to supporting the development and maintenance of a qualified, competent, and numerable alcohol and drug professional workforce.

Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment 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.