Alcohol consumption in Vermont is significantly higher than the US average. Alcohol abuse has had a substantial health impact on Vermonters, with high alcohol-related death rates, especially among males and individuals 65 years and older. It is estimated that over 37,000 Vermonters are struggling with alcoholism. Sadly, only 9% sought alcoholism treatment (in 2016).
Meanwhile, the country-wide opioid crisis is deepening in Vermont, too. Fentanyl-related deaths have increased eightfold since 2011. The number of treatment admissions for heroin is increasing (double the number of admissions than for prescription opioids).
Review our listings of drug and alcohol rehabs and other recovery resources in Vermont. For information about accessing state-funded addiction treatment, or to simply talk to someone about an ongoing crisis, dial 2-1-1 in Vermont or visit Vermont211.org.