Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Program is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Facility are:
- Does the Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab Facility have proper credentials?
- How much does a Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Facility cost?
- What is the success rate of the Drug Rehabilitation and Alcoholism Treatment Center in question?
Many people find that speaking to a counselor or Registered Addiction Specialist is extremely helpful when deciding on a Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab Program. Drug Counselors in Vermont are a good source of information for figuring out what the best treatment option is for an individual. They are familiar with many of the programs in Vermont and can increase your chances of getting into the correct Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Center that will best address your treatment needs.
If you would like to speak with a Registered Addiction Specialist regarding Drug Treatment and Alcoholism Treatment Facilities in Vermont, call our toll-free number and one of our drug counselors will assist you in finding a Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Facility. You can also fill out our form if you would like an Addiction Specialist to contact you directly and help you or your loved one find the appropriate Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Center.
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Drug Rehabs Vermont
Marijuana, domestic and imported, is the most widely abused drug in the State of Vermont. High-purity level heroin is available throughout the state. Cocaine is also a significant problem throughout the state, particularly in urban areas. Diverted pharmaceuticals, chiefly OxyContin®, are a significant problem in the state. Law enforcement officials report minimal availability of methamphetamine. Vermont’s two interstate highways, I-89 and I-91, terminate at the U.S./Canada border, providing drug traffickers easy access to metropolitan areas in Canada and the United States.
For those struggling with drug addiction in Vermont, there are many different treatment options available. Vermont’s drug rehabs offer a variety of treatment programs that meet each individual’s needs. Programs may include inpatient, residential, outpatient, and/or short-stay options. The difference between inpatient and residential treatment is that inpatient services are provided by a licensed hospital, while residential programs are often located in private residences or regular neighborhoods. The length of stay depends on the severity and needs of the recovering addict.
2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:
Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs
|Past Month Illicit Drug Use||61||7||21||33||55|
|Past Year Marijuana Use||84||9||31||44||75|
|Past Month Marijuana Use||54||6||20||28||48|
|Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana||22||2||8||12||20|
|Past Year Cocaine Use||16||1||7||8||15|
|Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use||25||3||10||13||22|
|Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month||150||13||9||128||137|
|Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates||7||3||3||0||3|
|Past Month Alcohol Use||321||11||49||262||311|
|Past Month Binge Alcohol Use||137||7||37||93||130|
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
Drinks Once or Twice a Week
|Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20)||34||--||--||--||--|
|Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20)||25||--||--||--||--|
|Past Month Tobacco Product Use||158||8||34||117||150|
|Past Month Cigarette Use||125||6||28||91||120|
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
|PAST YEAR DEPENDENCE, .USE, AND TREATMENT|
|Illicit Drug Dependence||11||1||5||5||10|
|Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse||16||2||7||6||13|
|Alcohol Dependence or Abuse||44||3||15||26||41|
|Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse||53||4||18||31||48|
|Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use||14||2||6||6||12|
|Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use||41||3||14||24||38|
|SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS||--||--||13||44||57|
|HAVING AT LEAST ONE MAJOR DEPRESSIVE EPISODE||--||4||7||34||41|
Vermont Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime
- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 36 drug violation arrests in Vermont during 2006.
- There were 2,765 drug/narcotic violations and 325 drug equipment violations reported by law enforcement in Vermont during 2006. Of the 2,637 total drug violations where a drug type was reported, marijuana was involved in 1,758 offenses.
- According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 57,000 (11%) of Vermont citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
- Approximately 149,000 (27.85%) Vermont citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
- Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 16,000 (3.07%) Vermont citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 12,000 (2.23%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
- During 2005, there were 8,358 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Vermont. There were 5,671 such treatment admissions during 2004.
- According to 2004-2005 NSDUH data, approximately 15,000 (2.72%) Vermont citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
- In the state of Vermont it is estimated that there will be around 2,881 DUI's, and 34 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 174 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 895 tobacco related deaths, and 34 deaths due to illicit drug use.
- It is believed that there are around 30,108 marijuana users, 4,933 cocaine addicts, and 279 heroin addicts living in Vermont. It is also estimated that there are 13,185 people abusing prescription drugs, 1,257 people that use inhalants, and 2,239 people who use hallucinogens.
- In Vermont, there will be around 3,800 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
- Cocaine is readily available throughout Vermont and is widely abused by illicit drug users. The drug is available in all quantities from fractional ounces to kilogram quantities. Cocaine traffickers in Vermont, most often Caucasians, obtain the drug from source areas in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and the Southwestern U.S. The cocaine is brought into the state mostly through the use of passenger vehicles; often it is then distributed in bars. Crack cocaine frequently is available in the state, particularly in the areas of Burlington, Rutland and Barre. The cost is usually two to three times the cost of cocaine obtained in source areas. Crack is most often distributed by African-American violators who obtain the drug in New York and Massachusetts.
- There is availability of heroin in the state in street/user level quantities. A typical heroin distributor in Vermont is a heroin user who distributes the drug in order to support his/her heroin addiction. Heroin is obtained by individuals who travel to source areas in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. The most common method of transport of heroin between Vermont and source areas is the use of automobiles.
- Methamphetamine is not commonly available throughout the state; although three clandestine methamphetamine laboratories were seized, one in October 2007, September 2005 and another in June 2004, prior to the seizure in 2004, the last seizure of a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory in Vermont occurred in 1990. No clandestine methamphetamine labs were seized in 2008.
- MDMA (Ecstasy) is sporadically available in Vermont. Until June 2001, MDMA possession was not a crime under Vermont state statutes. There have not been any reports of widespread availability of other club drugs such as GHB and Ketamine. However, there have been sporadic reports of the availability of LSD, LSA, PCP and psilocybin mushrooms in Burlington. MDMA frequently transits the U.S./Canada border destined for other U.S. states. In November 2008, approximately 200,000 dosage units of MDMA were seized in Highgate Springs, VT; this was the largest land border seizure of the drug in the state.
- Marijuana is readily available in all areas of Vermont, and it is the drug of choice for illicit drug users. Marijuana is brought into Vermont from the southwestern U.S. through the use of automobiles, campers, and tractor-trailers. Another significant source area for marijuana in the state is Canada. Canadian-based drug trafficking organizations smuggle high quality hydroponically grown marijuana from Canada across the U.S./Canada border for distribution in Vermont and in transit to Massachusetts, New York, and other states. The marijuana often is carried in backpacks across remote areas between the ports of entry; tractor-trailers containing marijuana loads also transport the drug across the U.S./Canada border.
- In addition to marijuana transported to Vermont, marijuana continues to be grown within the state. In the past, local growers maintained large-scale outdoor cultivation operations. However, the current trend of local marijuana cultivation has changed to small outdoor plots which can be difficult to detect. Indoor grows and hydroponic systems are maintained on a small scale.
Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
- Current investigations indicate that diversion of oxycodone products such as OxyContin® continues to be a problem in Vermont. Also, recent investigations have revealed that violators often travel from New York to Vermont with several thousand diverted OxyContin® pills for distribution. Methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, employee theft, pharmacy theft, and the Internet. Methadone and Vicodin® were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Vermont.
- Vicodin, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Methadone, Ritalin, Xanax, OxyContin and Diazepam are the most commonly diverted pharmaceutical drugs in Vermont. Impaired practitioners are a concern in the state.
Vermont is one of the New England states. On the north, it borders Quebec, Can., on the south, Massachusetts, and on the west, New York. From the Canadian to the Massachusetts border, the Connecticut River separates Vermont from New Hampshire on the east. The Green Mountains extend through the centre of Vermont. The highest point is Mount Mansfield, at 4,393 ft (1,339 m). Most of the rivers drain into Lake Champlain. Settled originally by Abenaki Indians, the region was explored by Samuel de Champlain, who in 1609 discovered the lake that now bears his name. The French established the first permanent European settlement in 1666 on Isle La Motte. Both the Dutch and the British established settlements in the 18th century, but the area fell exclusively to the British in 1763. In 1864, during the American Civil War, it was the site of the only action north of Pennsylvania when a band of Confederates raided St. Albans from Canada. Dairying and the mining of granite and marble contribute to the economy. In the 1930s the first ski runs were built, and by the 1960s a winter tourist industry had developed.
- Population (2006 American Community Survey): 623,908
- Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 96.3% white, 0.8% black/African American, 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.9% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander, 0.3% other, 1.3% two or more races, 1.1 % Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)