“When I entered the program, I thought I was a bad person. But they changed the way I saw myself. You deserve to be able to try. You deserve to be able to transform your life.”

There is a wide variety of resources available for help, treatment and recovery here in Vermont.

The journey to recovery can begin with a call or visit to the website of the organizations listed below.


A statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services in Vermont. VT Helplink services are free and confidential. Our caring, trained Specialists will help you or your loved one take a step toward recovery. Services are also available to provide support to family members of people with addiction. · (802) 565-LINK



A statewide non-profit that helps people who have experienced problems as a result of alcohol and other drugs to find, maintain, and enhance their recovery through peer supports, sober recreation, and educational opportunities. Vermont Recovery Network has 9 member centers and three affiliate centers in Vermont.


A signature program of the Vermont Association of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, Recovery Vermont has served as the center for all things recovery in Vermont, from establishing the nationally renowned statewide network of Recovery Centers, to creating one of the country’s first Recovery Coach Training and Certification programs, working with Vermont’s leadership community on establishing the Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residency for over 22 years.



A leading non-profit research institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, dedicated to the advancement of addiction treatment and recovery. Their website features the Addictionary® – a list and descriptions of words related to addiction and suggestions for stigma-free wording, as well as Fast Facts about recovery, and the Stages of Coping when a loved one has an addiction.

Contact Us
Substance Use Programs (DSU)

Vermont Department of Health

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