Guidelines For The Development Of Vermont's Adolescent Treatment System

This document was created as a learning resource to provide guidance to state agency staff, service providers, advocates, and others, as they work to develop Vermont's adolescent substance abuse treatment system.

It describes the adolescents to be served, key components of the service system, and specific practices that are essential to the delivery of quality treatment. Although it addresses many areas, the document is not an exhaustive description of a model service system. Rather, it focuses on those issues and components that Vermont is in the process of developing at this time.

This publication is the result of the work of the State Youth Substance Abuse Coordinators’ Committee (Youth Coordinators), a component of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) National Treatment Network’s (NTN) Adolescent Treatment Committee.