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.
- ADAP Treatment Unit Staff
- Adolescent & Young Adult Treatment Provider Resources
- Drinking Driver Rehabilitation Program (Project CRASH)
- Guidelines For The Development Of Vermont's Adolescent Treatment System
- Integrated Treatment Practice Guidelines
- Methamphetamine Prevention in Vermont
- Public Inebriate Program - 2010 Task Force Report
- Rules for Substance Abuse Treatment Program Approval
- Strategic Plan
- Substance Abuse Treatment Providers, by County
- Treatment Goals and Key Activities
- Vermont Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines
Resources for providers & recommended approaches to some of the more common clinical challenges.
- Vermont Integrated Services Initiative - VISI
(Treatment of Co-Ocurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders)
- What is Treatment - A Booklet for Families
Substance abuse treatment programs are remarkably cost-effective: every $1 spent on treatment saves the public $7. In fact, in a review of 500 social programs, drug and alcohol treatment was ranked among the most cost-effective along with childhood immunizations, preschool education, and prenatal care. Treatment has also proven to be more cost-effective than other drug control strategies, including federal efforts in reducing cocaine use through interdiction and enforcement.
Specifically, $34 million dollars invested in treatment would reduce cocaine use as much as an expenditure of $336 million for interdiction or $246 million for enforcement (Rand Corporation, 1994).