Resources to Help Patients

Resources to Help Patients

FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL HELP

VT Helplink is a free and confidential alcohol and drug support and referral service provided by the Vermont Department of Health.

On the phone or online, VT Helplink offers personalized services, based on your patients' specific needs. Whether they're seeking help for themselves or someone they care about, VT Helplink can connect your patients to the services you need. A caring, trained specialist will help them take a step toward recovery.

Visit VTHelplink.org or call 802-565-LINK (or toll-free 833-565-LINK):

  • Monday - Friday 8AM - 10PM
  • Weekends and holidays 8AM - 6PM

You can also use the answer quick and confidential questions to get connected to the right services for you.

Priority for treatment

  • People in crisis: If your patient is experiencing a crisis or feel that they are a danger to themselves or others, they will be scheduled for treatment services within five working days, except when the program is at capacity.
  • People who are pregnant and inject drugs: If your patient is pregnant and injects drugs, they will be given preference for admission into treatment, and will be seen within 48 hours.

Visit VADIC.org for free VT Helplink materials.

Opioid education resources

Prescription Opioid Awareness

The RxAware page offers information on what your patient needs to know about prescription opioids, options for managing pain, side effects and withdrawal and how to find help.

Handouts for Patients

The documents above have been translated into Arabic, Burmese, French, Kirundi, Nepali, Somali, and Spanish to provide to new Vermonter patients.

*Required by law to be distributed to patients receiving a new opioid prescription.

Do Your Part logoPrescription Drug Disposal

The Prescription Drug Disposal page offers information on National Prescription Drug Take Back Days, permanent prescription drug disposal sites and free prescription medication mail-back envelopes.

FREE MATERIALS FOR YOUR PATIENTS

You can order materials for your patients at no cost through the Vermont Alcohol and Drug Information Clearinghouse (VADIC).

Available materials include:

  • ParentUp resources for parents to talk to their kids about substance use
  • One More Conversations resources for patients who are pregnant
  • Do Your Part medication disposal information
  • KnowOD posters with information for people who misuse opioids
  • VT Helplink and 802Quits resources to get help
  • Opioid prescriber posters primary care, pediatrics and dental offices
  • SAMHSA "Tips for Teens" brochures
  • and much more...

Visit VADIC.org to order materials for free!

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