Division of Substance Use Programs (DSU)

DSU oversees a network of health promotion, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services to prevent, reduce and eliminate the health impacts of alcohol, cannabis, opioid and other drug use.

In collaboration with our communities, local organizations, and partners at state and national levels, the division works to make programs and services available to Vermonters.

We use data to plan and guide program improvements, and to support Vermont’s statewide system of providers.

Prevention works. Treatment is effective. People recover. 

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to prevent, reduce and eliminate the problems associated with alcohol and other drug use. 

By working in partnership with other public and private organizations, we plan, support and evaluate a comprehensive system of services. 

Our work is guided by priorities that help us move closer to our purpose and are based on the principles that substance use disorder is a health issue that requires a holistic, person-centered, data-driven approach over the long-term.

Read our 2020-2022 Strategic Plan to learn more about our priorities

DSU Annual Overviews

DSU Program Briefings

Descriptive overviews and regular updates of DSU's prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery programs and services.

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Date UpdatedTopicFocus
07/18/2024Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP)Intervention
07/18/2024Data PlatformMultiple
06/14/2024Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) GrantPrevention
04/24/2024Community Prevention GrantsPrevention
04/24/2024School Prevention GrantsPrevention
06/14/2024Drug Disposal ProgramPrevention
04/24/2024Vermont Prevention Lead Organizations (VPLO)Prevention
04/24/2024VT HelplinkMultiple
04/24/2024System of Care EnhancementsMultiple
04/24/2024Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) GrantMultiple
04/24/2024Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department (ED)Recovery
04/24/2024Recovery HousingRecovery
04/24/2024Workforce DevelopmentWorkforce Development
04/24/2024Naloxone (Narcan®) Distribution ProgramHarm Reduction
04/24/2024Opioid and Stimulant Response InitiativesMultiple
Contact Us
Substance Use Programs (DSU)

Vermont Department of Health
280 State Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-8340

[email protected]

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