The mission of the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP) is to reduce and eliminate substance abuse problems through effective education, prevention, and treatment services.
Programs and Resources
- Adolescent & Young Adult Treatment Provider Resources
- Adolescent Treatment System Development Guidelines
- Counselor Licensing Information
- Data and Reports
- Integrated Treatment Practice Guidelines
- Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
- Methamphetamine Prevention
- Opioid Dependence, Medication Assisted Therapy
- Opioid Detoxification Services
- Care Alliance for Opioid Dependence
- Project CRASH (Drinking Driver Rehabilitation Program)
- Public Inebriate Program: 2010 Task Force Report
- Strategic Plan 2009-2014
- Substance Abuse Treatment Certification Rule
- Substance Abuse Treatment Coordination (SATC) Overview
- Treatment Centers (by County)
- Treatment Effectiveness
- Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help
NIAAA guide to understanding what treatment choices are available and what to consider when selecting among them.
- Treatment Goals and Key Activities
- What is Treatment - A Booklet for Families
- Vermont Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines
Resources for providers with recommended approaches to common clinical challenges
- Vermont Integrated Services Initiative - VISI
Treatment of Co-Ocurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
The Federal government, through CMS, has mandated the use of ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and ICD-10-PCS for inpatient procedure coding throughout the healthcare system in October 2015. At that time, Vermont Medicaid will not reimburse any claim without a valid ICD diagnosis code. Learn more.
- Care Alliance for Opioid Dependence - a statewide partnership
of clinicians and treatment centers to provide Medication Assisted
Therapy (MAT) to Vermonters who are addicted to opioids.
Assisted Therapy (MAT) Rules
Any physician with MAT patients is responsible for complying with theses rules.
- MAT Information for Health Care Providers (being revised)
- Opioid Treatment Programs Screening Guidelines
- Vermont Guidelines for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Pregnant Women
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are Cost Effective
Every $1 spent on substance abuse treatment saves the public $7.
In a review of 500 social programs, drug and alcohol treatment was ranked among the most cost-effective efforts, along with childhood immunizations, preschool education and prenatal care.
According to a study by the Rand Corporation, treatment has also proven to be more cost-effective than other drug control strategies. $34 million dollars invested in treatment would reduce cocaine use as much as federal efforts spending $336 million for interdiction or $246 million for enforcement.