Programs & Services

Programs & Services

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. 

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Alcohol and drug prevention programs help support communities to grow in wellness and health. Prevention works!

Supporting strong family connections has helped to reduce alcohol and cannabis use among youth in Vermont.  Family programs promote healthy family relationships and strengthen parenting skills to help prevent and address youth alcohol or other drug use.

Most people who misuse prescription medications get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. Find out how to properly store and get rid of prescription medications.

If convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, you must successfully complete the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) before your privilege to drive can be reinstated. (Formerly known as Project CRASH.)