Substance Use & Criminal Justice Programs
We promote healthy lifestyles by reducing the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs on the client, family, and community.
The Substance Use & Criminal Justice Programs help individuals address the impacts that substance use or criminogenic behavior has had in their lives, and enhance one’s ability to make healthier and safer decisions regarding their substance use.
Outpatient Recovery and After Care Group
The goal of Recovery Group is to enhance relapse prevention skills and broaden client understanding of recovery as a lifestyle change.
Motivational Group and Early Recovery Group
The goal of Motivational Group is to help clients develop increased awareness of the impact of alcohol and/or drug use has had in their lives. In addition, we hope to help increase their level of motivation to make healthier and safer decisions regarding their substance use. The groups meet once each week. This group also meets IDRP recommendations for ongoing counseling towards license reinstatement.
The goal of this group is to improve the health and self-care of clients with co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness. The groups meet once per week.
Seeking Safety Group
The seeking safety group is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and substance use. The group is gender specific and consists of 25 topic areas related to trauma and substance use.
Adolescent Outpatient Counseling
The goal of the adolescent counseling is to help participants develop increased awareness of the impact alcohol and/or drug use has in their lives. In addition, Clara Marting Center hopes to help increase their level of motivation to make healthier and safer decision regarding their substance use. The groups meet once each week.
Medicated Assisted Treatment
Clara Martin Center has joined forces with other providers in the “Hub and Spoke” model of substance treatment across the State of Vermont, in response to community members who are struggling with the increasingly common and devastating affliction of opioid dependency. Clients who require medication assistance to maintain their recovery (such as methadone or suboxone) may begin their treatment at one of several “Hubs” across the state, such as Central Vermont Addiction Medicine in Berlin.
Clients who do not require daily methadone treatment may have their treatment of suboxone transferred to a “Spoke”, such as Gifford Primary Care or Clara Martin Center. Clients enroll in Clara Martin Center’s Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) program by signing a contract to engage in a variety of recovery treatment services and monitoring, in order to have continued prescriptions of the suboxone. The goal of this treatment is to prevent relapse, while addressing the many challenges that interfere with successful and sustained recovery. Ultimately, it is the goal to support clients in reducing or eliminating the use of medications to support recovery.
Central Vermont Substance Use Services (CVSAS)
CVSAS is treatment, care, and resource center for adults and families of the Greater Washington County area affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions. Visit their website for more information.
Criminal Justice Services
The Criminal Justice Program provides effective assessment and treatment services to people who have been or are currently involved with the court or corrections system. Our aim is to enhance their ability to function effectively in the community, re-enter the community successfully and reduce the risk of committing additional crimes.
The 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony for Clara Martin Center was held on the Vermont Technical College campus on Thursday, November 9th to honor employees for their dedicated years of service.
Clara Martin Center is the first community mental health agency in Vermont to have been designated a CCBHC after receiving an initial two-year CCBHC Expansion grant from SAMHSA in 2021.
Clara Martin Center is seeking submissions for their sixth annual art/poetry show entitled “Stronger Together: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery.”