Drug Rehab

Although Vermont is a quiet state with low population and beautiful landscape, it has one of the highest illicit drug use rates in the nation at double the percentage of some other states. Vermont ranked first among all states in several drug-use categories among persons age 12-17, such as illicit drug use within the last 30 days; marijuana use within the last year as well as past-month marijuana use. Vermont also ranked first in the country for adults aged 18-15 for having used cocaine within the past year.

While opiates such as prescription painkillers and heroin combine to be atop of the primary drugs for rehab admissions, thankfully the drug-related death rates in Vermont are lower than the national average. There is a lot of marijuana and cocaine use, though very little methamphetamine in comparison.

Several organizations in Vermont received grants from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for its Drug-Free Communities initiative. Some of the recipients were the Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community, Central Vermont New Directions, Greater Falls Prevention Coalition and Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition.

While funding does exist for drug rehabs in Vermont, the number of inpatient beds in the state are very limited and the waiting lists can often be long to get into treatment. This leads many people from Vermont looking to leave the state for a residential drug rehab center. If you would like information on your drug rehab choices, feel free to contact one of our counselors today.

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