Addiction Treatment Center South Burlington VT

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

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Fletcher Allen Healthcare
UHC Campus, 1 South Prospect Street,
Burlington, VT5401
(802) 847-3333
www.fletcherallen.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(802) 847-1421

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

As Vermont’s University Medical Center, we at Fletcher Allen are committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients and their families throughout the region. We care for people every day – helping them in their time of need, offering compassion and a kind word, and providing leading edge, research-based therapies. Above all, we are dedicated to service and putting patients first. Everyone deserves high-quality care, and we honor the human experience every day, in everything we do.

Through a vital partnership, Fletcher Allen, the University of Vermont College Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences form Vermont’s University Medical Center – one of just 138 such centers in the country. Together in service, we improve our region’s quality of life with innovations in medicine and health care that arise from new knowledge and discovery.

We are committed to the development of an Integrated Delivery System, which provides high-value health care to the communities we serve and enhances our academic mission. Our nationally recognized physicians and health care professionals are researchers and teachers who are experts on the latest developments in their fields and dedicated to the art and science of medicine.

At Fletcher Allen, we deliver all of the resources and opportunities of a major medical center right here in Vermont, providing patients with the breadth and depth of services they need and an array of specialists nationally acclaimed for their work in a wide range of areas including cardiology, oncology, neurology, stroke, trauma and many others.
Maple Leaf Farm Associates Inc
10 Maple Leaf Road,
Underhill, VT5489
(802) 899-2911x206
www.mapleleaf.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(802) 899-2911

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Persons with HIV/AIDS

Maple Leaf Farm in Underhill, VT is one of the oldest continuously operating inpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment and recovery centers in the country. We offer residential substance addiction rehabilitation and detoxification programs to men and women in a serene setting in the foothills of Mt. Mansfield, the tallest peak in Green Mountains. Maple Leaf Farm is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is licensed by the State of Vermont and operates as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Mountain View and Mens DormMaple Leaf Farm’s mission is to help men and women recover from alcohol and drug addiction. We understand the power of alcohol and drug abuse and addiction to destroy the lives of individuals and their families. We are committed to providing medical detoxification and inpatient treatment and support services of the highest quality to help our patients find rehabilitation and recovery. We will do whatever it takes to help our patients reach this goal. And we will never give up.

Maple Leaf Farm believes that addiction is a treatable, chronic disease that can be successfully managed, much like diabetes, hypertension, or asthma. We provide safe, medically supported detoxification and stabilization including psychiatric assessment with referrals to the proper level of care. Acute medical services are also available on site. The admissions process begins with a 30-minute telephone in-take interview. Transportation services may also be arranged through Maple Leaf Farm.

We believe in an integrated model of care offering individualized, evidenced based programming that is client directed, person-centered and strength-based. Our staff, most dually licensed, have years of experience in addictions and are committed to ensuring each client has the proper tools to manage this disease.

Saved a seat 2We recognize there are many pathways to recovery and one size does not fit all. Our Residential Program offers a variety of counseling and case management options including individual, group and community meetings. Activity-based choices such as Outdoor >Recreation, Yoga, Art Recovery, Creative Expression, Acu-Detox, and Life Skills complete the daily therapeutic schedule.

We know that recovery is stronger when family members are involved in the process. We encourage family members over the age of 14 to attend our Family Program, offered on Saturdays. The day-long program utilizes an interactive curriculum designed to address issues faced by the entire family. Loved ones are also invited to join us for Sunday Brunch.

Continuing in treatment following discharge from Maple Leaf Farm is essential to maintaining recovery. We offer an Aftercare Program and actively refer clients to community based outpatient and support services such as Intensive Outpatient Programs and local treatment providers.
Howard Center
Chittenden Clinic
1 South Prospect Street, Room 1420,
Burlington, VT5401
(802) 488-6450
www.howardcenter.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(802) 488-6460

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities.

We offer life-saving professional crisis and counseling services to children and adults; supportive services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities who need help with education, employment, and life maintenance skills; counseling and medical services for those struggling with substance abuse, and intensive interventions for adults with serious and persistent mental health challenges. HowardCenter was founded in 1873 and serves more than 15,000 individuals and families every year.

We invite you to view this 9-minute video, "A Day in the Life," to more fully understand our organization and the individuals and families we serve.

Addiction Begins with Pain

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Addiction Begins with Pain

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Friday, September 14, 2007 Addiction begins with pain, sometimes physical, other times mental or emotional.

Almost all use or abuse of alcohol or drugs is related to escapism- a need to deaden feelings of hurt, sorrow, loss or pain.

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

A person who uses illegal, or street drugs, most often is searching for an escape. Many psychiatrists and therapists now refer to illegal drug use, or alcohol abuse as "self-medicating".

People are searching for a way to feel better, to forget something, or to just escape the difficulties of their lives. The use of drugs may be only a temporary fix, but to an addict, any relief is better than none at all.

In order to really help an addicted person there must be some way to address the underlying source of the self-medicating. Like a medical doctor, the therapist must attempt to find out "what hurts" and why it hurts, before the addiction can be addressed. Likewise the patient must be willing to face the pain of the injury, and experience their sense of loss, grief or sadness, rather than trying again and again to supress it or escape from it.

Recovery from addiction is not about self-control or will power. When an addict begins to use substances they never believe that they can become "addicts." It is the old "It couldn't happen to me" trick, that gets them to start using the drug. Promises of how the drugs "will make you feel good" or "make you feel better" and even "make you feel no pain" are an easy lure for people who feel bad, or are dealing with an intense emotional pain. If the drug actually does help "take a...

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