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Vermont sits along the west bank of the Connecticut River. It’s a beautiful New England state known for its scenic forests, pristine lakes and maple syrup industry. However, substance abuse is becoming a public health crisis.
Vermonters lead the nation with the most illicit drug use in the country. Located in the Northeast drug corridor of Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Montreal, Canada, rural towns in Vermont have become lucrative havens for drug dealers.
However, drug abuse and alcoholism doesn’t have to destroy you and your family. If you or a loved one is seeking effective treatment for drug addiction, please call us immediately at (802) 526-3178. Our admissions counselors can answer your questions 24/7.
Drug Rehab for Vermonters
At The Treatment Center, we are an accredited drug rehab facility with the Joint Commission. Our board-certified medical staff and licensed therapists are passionate about treating drug and alcohol addiction and restoring hope in our patients.
We provide tailored treatment plans to fit our patients’ individual needs. Our comprehensive programs are designed to address physical, psychological and emotional needs. We provide a variety of programs and services such as:
• A medically supervised drug and alcohol detox
• Individual counseling
• Group therapy
• Dual diagnosis treatment
• Faith-based treatment
• 12-step programs
• Court Liaison Program
• Relapse prevention
• Holistic therapies
• Inpatient treatment
• Outpatient programs
• 24-hour alumni support
Once our patients receive the proper treatment, they will have the resources to thrive while in recovery. Call our top-rated substance abuse treatment center today at (802) 526-3178. Our admissions counselors are available for a confidential chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Substance Abuse in Vermont
According to Vermont’s Department of Health, 18- to 24-year olds seeking treatment for heroin addiction increased from 22 in 1997 to 124 in 2000. Since then, Vermont has seen nearly an 800 percent increase in opiate drug abuse.
Vermont now ranks second in the nation for people seeking treatment for opiate addiction. The state is also highly ranked for marijuana use with approximately 13 percent reporting use in the past month.
Drug abuse is across the board. Teenagers and young people from 12 to 20 ranked number one in the nation for illicit drug use as well as underage drinking.
About 30,000 Vermonters between the age of 12 to 20 reported alcohol use in the past month in 2011.
In fact, Vermont has the 10th highest alcoholism rate in the country. Quitting alcohol on one’s own is risky and difficult so early intervention for alcoholism is crucial.
If you are seeking effective alcohol addiction treatment for you or your loved one, please don’t hesitate to call us at (802) 526-3178. Our admissions counselors are available to chat 24/7.
Opiate Addiction and Heroin Abuse
Both easy access and a high demand for opiates and heroin have contributed to a more than $2 million drug trade in Vermont. As a result, drug crimes have risen to a staggering 46 percent over the past five years and 80 percent of inmates are on drug-related charges in Vermont.
Opiate addiction in Vermont is so out of control that 56 opiate-related deaths were recorded in 2013. Approximately 4,000 Vermonters are in drug treatment for opiates such as OxyContin and heroin. The most commonly abused opiates include:
OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin and other prescription painkillers are popular throughout the state. However, because the price of prescription drugs has increased, more burglaries and armed robberies are feeding the opiate addiction.
Opiate addiction and heroin abuse almost go hand-in-hand. Approximately 77 percent of recent heroin users switched to heroin after trying prescription painkillers.
Since pharmaceutical companies have made it harder for addicts to crush pills into powder and snort them, more people are abusing heroin. The demand is so high for heroin that cheap heroin can be bought from the Canadian border and nearby states for $6 a bag, and then sold in Vermont for $30.
Often diluted and mixed with other unknown substances, drug dealers often sell cheap heroin to make their supply last and increase their profit. As a result, heroin overdose deaths have almost doubled from 2012 to 2013.
While heroin use is more prevalent among young people in their early twenties to age 34, teens are beginning to use heroin as their first drug of choice instead of marijuana.
A new synthetic mix of heroin laced with fentanyl is emerging in Vermont. According to The Vermont Department of Health, fentanyl-laced heroin is 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin. Many people are more susceptible to overdose with the belief that the synthetic drug is pure heroin.
Restore Hope Today
To find out how you can receive effective treatment for drug addiction, call us today at (802) 526-3178. We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.