The Care Alliance for Opioid Addiction

Care Alliance Map Opioid addiction is a lifelong chronic illness. Just like diabetes or heart disease, managing a person's addiction requires effective medical treatment along with lifestyle changes. Treatment of opioid addiction may also require medication to prevent cravings and sustain recovery. Read the June 2014 Brief: Treating Opioid Addiction

Also referred to as the Hub & Spoke system, the Care Alliance for Opioid Addiction is a statewide partnership of clinicians and treatment centers that provide medication-assisted therapy to Vermonters who are addicted to opioids. The Care Alliance uses a Hub (treatment facility) & Spoke (physician-led team) model to make sure that each patient's care is effective and coordinated, and is supported by the nurses and counselors who work to connect each person with community-based support services. In January 2017, there are currently seven Hub treatment facilities – in Burlington, Newport, St. Johnsbury, Berlin, West Lebanon, NH, Brattleboro and Rutland – and another expected to open in St. Albans. Read more about Vermont's Care Alliance for Opioid Addiction  Find Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Medication assisted therapy facilities opened in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2013. Despite greatly expanded access to care, in some parts of the state there were people waiting for services. As treatment has expanded, waiting lists have steadily decreased. Find the latest Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Census & Wait List