Windsor County has the highest rate in the State of Vermont for deaths related to the misuse of Opioids. Any life lost is too many!

Opioids are illegal drugs like heroin and fentanyl. Pain medicines given legally by prescription from a doctor are also opioids. Using any amount of these drugs higher than directed by your doctor, or taken when a person is not in pain, is very dangerous. Opioids are highly addictive and overdose happens. Heroin and fentanyl are two of the world’s most dangerous opioids. Administration of medicines such as Buprenorphine and Suboxone® are recognized as effective to help opioid users break the addiction and lower the risk of death.

Area Emergency Departments like ours at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center offer Suboxone® to patients wanting to begin treatment. In addition to the medication, patients also receive a timely referral to a treatment provider for continued medication therapy regime and counseling. A video about this service is below:

If a person is concerned about substance use patterns, Recovery Coaches are available as support. The role of a Recovery Coach is to provide compassionate and active listening, linkage to resources and help with referrals. Talk to an addiction coach to assess your patterns of use to find hope in treatment. To connect with a coach, visit www.weareworthwhile.org or call/text 802-234-1550.


Connecticut Valley Addiction Recovery

141 Etta Fraiser Drive
Windsor, VT 05089
(802) 674-9400

Specialty care: Addiction treatment using Medication-Assisted Treatment
Ages served: Adults 18+
Insurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Self-pay
Days available: Mondays 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Springfield Turning Point Center

7 Morgan Street
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-4668

Services available

  • Peer Recovery Coaching
  • Transitional Housing
  • Recovery Groups
  • Recovery Ready Workforce
  • Youth Recovery Based Services
  • Supportive outreach after overdose

Days available: Open Monday - Friday 10am – 5pm; closed weekends

Recovery Coaches on call 24/7: (802) 376-4302

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