Why Is This Important?
The Division of Substance Use Programs (DSU) of the Vermont Department of Health was established to help Vermonters prevent, reduce and/or eliminate alcohol and other drug related problems (33 V.S.A., Section 706). In partnership with other public and private organizations, DSU plans, funds, manages, and evaluates a comprehensive, consistent, and effective system of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services. (ADAP's mission)
DSU aims to create an accountable, community‐based system of services and supports that empowers Vermonters to embrace resiliency, wellness and recovery by becoming active participants in self‐management. This system includes the entire range of services from prevention through recovery and will be composed of a continuum of timely, interconnected and coordinated components with multiple entry points. (DSU's vision)
What We Do
Prevent and eliminate the
problems caused by alcohol and drug misuse.
Who We Serve
We serve all Vermonters: prevention services to those of all ages, intervention services to those misusing substances, treatment services to those with substance use disorders, and recovery services to any Vermonter needing support to sustain healthy behaviors.
How We Impact
Alcohol & Drug Use Programs:
- Improve access to prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services to address substance use in Vermont.
- Increase understanding of substance use disorders.
- Employ evidence-based practices and strategies.
- Fund services, provide technical assistance and encourage collaboration in communities.