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Currently, there are over 130 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Vermont for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in Vermont

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers, Counseling in Vermont

Vermont is the only state in New England without a coastline, but Lake Champlain makes up for it. The state is renowned for its colorful autumn foliage, white clapboard villages and rough wooden bridges. Long Trail is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the USA, connecting Massachusetts with Canada. Vermont produces more than 40 % of the country’s maple syrup.

Vermont has the highest rate of illicit drug abuse in the nation. According to the deputy commissioner at the Vermont Department of Health, there are a variety of factors contributing to Vermonters using drugs at a higher rate than normal over the past years. One of the most important factors is the weather since the cold temperatures drive people to use more drugs.

Clearly there are plenty of things to enjoy Vermont, but that does not mean Vermont is without drug and alcohol problems.

The largest drug threat in Vermont is opioids. Every year, Vermont sees around 120 opioid-related deaths. Since 2014, this rate has been steadily increasing over the past five years–yet it suddenly dropped in 2019. In 2016, the rate of opioid-related overdoses in the Green Mountain State was higher than the United States average. In many of these overdoses, cocaine was also a contributing factor. It is reported that cocaine is present in almost half of all overdoses in Vermont.

In some cases, there is a combination of both cocaine and fentanyl present. Fentanyl, dubbed the most dangerous drug in America, is responsible for more than half of all opioid-related deaths in Vermont. In 2019, over 65% of these opioid deaths were caused by fentanyl.

Another major problem in the state is prescription opioids. Many people in Vermont use these drugs for non-medical purposes–and they gain access via family members, friends, or by purchasing them illegally from medical professionals. While many people are solely addicted to prescription drugs, this addiction has led to a wider problem throughout the state: a third of all residents aged 12 and older who are addicted to drugs admit to first having abused prescription drugs.

Worst Drugs in Vermont

  1. Since 2011, the rate of fentanyl-related overdoses has seen a steady increase throughout Vermont. In five years, fentanyl-related overdoses increased tenfold. In 2017 alone, the drug was responsible for more than 65% of all lethal overdoses in the state.
  2. Vermonters between 18 and 25 years years old rank amongst the highest for heroin abuse. Due to the increasing use and abuse, heroin-related overdoses increased by more than 25% from 2013 to 2016.
  3. One in five adults in Vermont admits to excessive alcohol drinking. All age groups in Vermont use alcohol excessively when compared to the rest of the United States. Despite the rate of alcohol use and abuse remaining steady since 2013, the number of people admitted to treatment centers for alcohol abuse has been decreasing.
  4. Marijuana is the second most commonly abused drug in Vermont–partly due to the drug being legalized for both medical and recreational use. The largest demographic for marijuana abuse in Vermont are those between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. This group is followed closely by those between 18 to 25 years of age.
  5. Cocaine is the third most commonly abused drug in Vermont. Many minors also use and abuse the drug, with 4% of eighth-graders admitting to having used cocaine at least once in their lifetime.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. More than a quarter of the Vermont population regularly uses drugs while slightly over 5% is addicted to alcohol.
  2. Over 10% of Vermont’s 12th graders admit to having used cocaine at least once in their lifetime.
  3. Each year, approximately 1,100 people in Vermont are admitted to treatment centers for heroin abuse and/or addiction.
  4. In Vermont’s Chittenden County, 2017 reports show that 16% of all high school students were engaging in regular binge drinking.
  5. Alcohol abuse continues to be a problem in Vermont as many people diagnosed with an alcohol problem do not enter rehabilitation and are thus left untreated. In 2016, only 9% of all those diagnosed were admitted into treatment centers.
  6. Prescription opioid abuse continues to threaten the state. Vermont prescribers write out over 50 prescriptions per 100 people.
  7. Every month, 13% of the Vermont population uses illicit drugs.
  8. Vermonters have a greater chance of passing away in an alcohol-related vehicle accident than the average American.
  9. Marijuana use remains common among high school students in Vermont. In 2017, it was reported that 34% of the students in Burlington and Chittenden County regularly use marijuana.
  10. Vermont ranked high in different categories of drug abuse–from marijuana and cocaine to opioids.

Helpful advice on finding a center

Once you are ready to enter treatment, the next challenge is finding a program that meets your particular needs. This can feel overwhelming given the number of treatment programs in Vermont. To make things easier, you can spend time reading through Vermont facility reviews, staff bios, insurance details, payment plans, and even set up a facility tour. Visiting a physical location can make a huge difference in deciding as you will be able to see how you feel in that environment. No matter what facility you end up choosing, it should be accredited and licensed and the program staff should include doctors and therapists who specialize in addiction medicine.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • The Vermont Health Plan
  • Martin’s Point HealthCare U.S. Family Health Plan
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