Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Essex Junction VT

As an interventionist and addiction therapist, one of the most common misconceptions I run across is the idea that somehow, addiction is a moral failing or learned behavior. In fact, some doctors, social workers and even counselors are still misinformed about the true causality of addiction. Many of the families that I encounter when performing the intervention process have been taught or still subscribe to this belief. Read for more.

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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 and Intervention

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Addiction and Intervention

Ben Seymour - 9/10/2007

As an interventionist and addiction therapist, one of the most common misconceptions I run across is the idea that somehow, addiction is a moral failing or learned behavior. In fact, some doctors, social workers and even counselors are still misinformed about the true causality of addiction. Many of the families that I encounter when performing the intervention process have been taught or still subscribe to this belief. In the beginning of the process they often report feelings of anger, hurt and betrayal. Many expect the intervention process to be one of consequences and punishment. However, this is not the case. Intervention is a process of love and education. Once the group is properly educated about the disease and sees that medical evidence has been discovered, the anger dissipates and a visible sense of compassion and understanding takes over. It is my belief that once the family, friends and co-workers are properly educated about addiction, any intervention is a successful one.

Addiction in the Media

Every time I turn on the TV I hear about which celebrity got a DUI or checked into rehab today. Yet the latest medical findings and addiction research rarely get any exposure. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that they viewed alcoholism as a disease in 1956. In 1987 they included drug addiction to this category. So why in 2007, 20 years later, are we still debating whether addiction is a disease? What happened? The latest research proves that addiction is a disease of the brain which can be active prior to any substances being introduced to the body. Scientists have discovered specific differences in the genetic make-up of children born to alcoholic and addicted people. We have brain scans which visibly show the phenomena of craving in the brains of addicts when they are not using. The evidence is astounding and clearly points to the conclusion of addiction being a disease.

The fact is that many diseases are linked with unhealthy behavior. Clogged arteries, heart disease and acquired diabetes are usually the results of eating certain foods, lack of exercise and/or other unhealthy choices, yet no one goes to jail for eating potato chips. It is time for America to face the evidence that well over 80% of our prison populations are made up of untreated addicts. Treatment not only saves tax dollars, it saves lives.

The Role of Intervention

As I mentioned before, addiction and intervention are both hot topics in the media today. However, the majority of Americans still don’t understand what addiction and intervention really are. Many people believe that intervention is the ultimate showdown between the addict and the family. Families and spouses begin to adopt a punitive attitude about "making" the addict stop. They believe if they just threaten and punish the addict enough he or she will somehow "straighten up." Addiction Medicine shows us otherwise. Brain scans...

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