Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services

Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services (CVSAS) is a substance abuse service agency providing outpatient and intensive outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment services for community members of the Greater Washington County area.

CVSAS provides assessment and referral to appropriate level of care. Outpatient services offered include individual/group/family therapy, intensive outpatient programming, psychiatric consultation to primary care physicians, psycho-educational groups, DUI programming through Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP), Washington County Treatment Court services, clinical services to the Lighthouse public inebriate program, medication assisted induction and stabilization for opiate addiction, case management, and, emergency services, which are provided by contract through Washington County Mental Health Services.

Central Vermont Addiction Medicine (CVAM), a program of CVSAS in collaboration with BAART Behavioral Health Services, is part of the Vermont Care Alliance for Opioid Addiction. CVAM provides medication assisted treatment for residents of Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties who are addicted to opiates.

CVSAS was founded in 1997 and is a program of the Clara Martin Center, Washington County Mental Health and Howard Center, representatives of which serve with community members on the board of directors. The staff includes licensed alcohol and drug counselors, licensed clinical mental health counselors, counseling interns, case managers, and a consulting psychiatrist. CVSAS is committed to on-going review of clinical practices using evidence-based tools and practices.