Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Vermont
If you or someone that you know is struggling with addiction, we can help you find the right drug or alcohol rehab center in Vermont. Our specialty is assisting people with finding nearby drug rehab solutions that work. We offer this service to you at no cost, seven days a week. It does not matter if you are from Burlington, South Burlington, Rutland, Barre, Montpelier or surrounding areas, we know where to find help. Be sure to find the substance abuse treatment in Vermont that meets your specifications.
Current Illicit Substances in the State
Marijuana, domestic and imported, is the most widely abused drug throughout the state. High-purity level heroin is also available. Cocaine is also a significant problem as well, particularly in urban areas. Law enforcement officials report minimal availability of methamphetamine. Vermont's two interstate highways, I-89 and I-91, terminate at the U.S./Canada border, providing drug traffickers easy access to metropolitan areas in Canada and the United States.
Making the Most Out of Treatment
If you or someone that you care about is enrolling in a treatment option for addiction, you should be very proud of that fact. It is the first and perhaps hardest step in the entire recovery process – confronting the fact that there is a problem and taking steps to deal with it. However, if you are interested in getting the most out of the process you or someone close to you is about to embark upon, there are a few important tips to keep in mind:
- Leave the problems behind – Any good program is going to address more than just the physical addiction that someone has to their illicit substance of choice. However, you leave more than just the substance of choice at the door when you enter a rehabilitation facility. While undergoing detoxification and individual counseling, it is important to leave stressors such as work issues, relationship issues and any other problem behind. The focus should be with yourself, your mental health, your physical health and learning how to deal with preventing relapse by acquiring new life skills. Be aware of the fact that addiction is difficult enough to overcome without the constant worry about potential conflicts that may be waiting for you once you leave the facility.
- Be honest – It is important to be open and honest with your providers and therapeutic team. These qualified staff members have probably seen it all when it comes to addiction, but they are not mind readers. You have to be honest about your mental health history, drug history and medical history during the diagnostic and evaluation period of treatment (this is often done before a person enrolls in the facility). When these professional counselors have the required information, they can create a treatment plan that is based around your specific needs and it allows them to make an accurate diagnosis. If you do not share all the applicable information, there is a chance that certain aspects are not discussed or treated during recovery, which would dramatically increase the odds of someone relapsing once they leave.
- Take an active role – It is important to be an active member of your recovery process. Addiction is a very personal matter that society has made taboo, so it is understandable that you are less than comfortable with discussing it with someone you may have met a few days ago. However, it is important that you do your part during treatment. Simply being 'present' is not enough. You have to be an active integral part of your own process. Share your thoughts and be open about speaking up, let people know about what you expect and what you may be afraid of. Most patients who have successfully undergone recovery will admit that 'you get back what you put in.' This means that your recovery will progress further and go much faster if you are not afraid to do your part.
- Take the advice – It is important that you feel as though you are an important part of your own treatment and are actively involved with the choices that are being made. However, if medical professionals feel strongly or you are not quite sure what to do, it is a good idea to take the advice given to you. Even though it may be a blow to your ego or may feel that you are not in charge, remember that these are professionals that have been doing this for many years. They have the education necessary and they ultimately have your best interest at heart. They know the best possible options for long-term recovery that they have developed through experience. That is why finding the correct treatment facility from the beginning is so important; so you can put your trust in them.
- Have an aftercare plan in place – Even though you learn a great deal while enrolled in drug rehabilitation, the recovery process does not simply stop the moment you walk through those doors for the final time. For many patients, the moment they leave and are 'on their own', is the first time that their recovery process seems real to them. They no longer have the round-the-clock support that they did before and sometimes it becomes difficult to know what to do next. For some patients, the responsibility they have is too much, too soon. It does not matter what type of recovery process you have in place, but it is important to know that if you have questions or concerns, there is a place to find support. Research shows that those who have an aftercare program in place often tend to do better and have a greater chance at long-term sobriety.
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If you or someone that you care about is carrying the burden of addiction, remember that it is not a permanent problem and it can be resolved. Help is available, no matter how dire a situation may appear to be.
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Important Local Contact Information:
(802) 828-3333 or (800) 649-6825
State Attorney General
Department of Corrections
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Center
Office Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Local Recovery Centers:
Elizabeth Lund Home
76 Glen Road
Burlington, VT 05401
Grace House Recovery House Inc.
35 Washington Street
Rutland, VT 05701
184 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Maple Leaf Farm Associates Inc.
10 Maple Leaf Road
Underhill, VT 05489
Phoenix Academy at Mountain Veiw
609 Delfrate Road
Huntington, VT 05462
435 Western Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Starting Now Brattleboro Retreat
Anna Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, VT 05302
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