Treatment and Recovery

Treatment is Prevention!

happy family playing with autumn leaves in parkHelp is available and there are options. Getting help at the first signs of dependence can reduce the impacts of harm and level of treatment needed. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or other drugs:

  • Call your doctor.  Tell the person answering the phone that you have a private issue and that you would like to talk about it.
  • Call your counselor.
  • If you don’t have a doctor or counselor here are some local resources that can help:

Behavioral Health & Wellness Center, 65 Northgate Plaza, Suite 11, Morrisville, VT 05661, (802) 888-8320

Wellspring Mental Health & Wellness Center, 39 Church Street, Hardwick, VT 05843, (802) 472-6694

Community Health Service of Lamoille Valley, Care Coordinator, Morrisville, VT 05661, (802) 888-6009

Treatment Associates, 65 Portland Street, Morrisville, VT 05661, (802) 888-0079

North Central VT Recovery Center, 275 Brooklyn Street, Morrsiville, VT 05661 (802) 851-8120

Lamoille County Mental Health, 72 Harrell Street, Morrisville, VT 05661 (802) 888-5026

Lamoille Restorative Center, 221 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05656 (802) 888-0657

Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs online or Michelle Salvador at (802) 888-2581 for confidential referral information and resources.

Howard Center, 172 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, VT 05478, (802) 488-6265

Central VT Addictions Medicines, 300 Granger Road, Berlin, VT 05601, (802) 223-2003

State -credentialed alcohol and drug counselors in and around the Lamoille Valley:

Kim Austin-Pulieo, 111 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT (802) 888-6215

Dr. Rick Barnett, Old Farm Road, Stowe, VT (802) 373-2909

Cathy Murphy, 20 Park Street, Morrisville, VT (802) 888-3726

Mary Bissonward, Daniels Road, Hardwick, VT (802) 472-3100

Joie Marshall, 434 Brooklyn Street, Morrisville, VT (802) 888-9101

Shelly Rodriquez, North Main Street, Cambridge, VT (802) 644-1460

Liza Matiach, Old Farm Road, Stowe, VT (802) 253-6544

Melissa Mason, Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT (802) 851-8023

Residential Treatment Programs:

Valley Vista, 23 Upper Plain, Bradford, VT (802) 222-5201

Serenity House, 98 Church Street, Wallingford, VT (802) 446-2640

Detox Programs:

Act One/Bridge-Howard Center, 184 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT (802) 488-6425

Brattleboro Retreat, Ann Marsh Lane, Brattleboro, VT (800) 738-7328

If you or someone you know is having sex in exchange for drugs and would like help: National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence and/or stalking violence and would like help: Clarina Howard Nichols Center 24 Hour Free Confidential Hotline (802) 888-5256 Thank you to the Lamoille Restorative Center for much of this information.

North Central Vermont Recovery Center Groups

All groups meet at the North Central Vermont Recovery Center, 275 Brooklyn Street, Morrisville, VT (802) 851-8120

12 Step Groups (Each group meets for approximately 1 hour)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Tuesdays 6PM- As Bill Sees It: An open discussion meeting about the trials and miracles of alcoholism. The Chairperson reads the daily reading from a book called “As Bill Sees It” written by Bill Wilson, the founder of AA. The meeting is then open to discussion about the topic of the reading. Wednesdays 7PM- AA Beginners Speaker Meeting: A Person in recovery speaks about their alcoholism story in relation to the first 3 steps of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, for approximately 15 minutes. The meeting is then open to comments about what the speaker shared. Fridays 12:30 PM – AA Big Book Study: Participants read The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, a paragraph at a time, and discuss its meaning. Friday evening at 7:00 pm Women’s AA open discussion.   Sundays 6:00 PM AA open discussion meeting.

NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

Tuesday 12 Noon – High Noon NA: An open meeting based on the 12 steps of Narcotics Anonymous. This meeting is for individuals with addiction issues with drugs. Thursday 7PM – NA: Same as description above.  

Families Anonymous

FA (Families Anonymous)

Mondays 7PM – Families Anonymous: This is a meeting for individuals concerned about loved ones who are involved in substance abuse or related addictive behaviors. The pain, anger, anxiety, shame, self-pity and fear that develop as a result of the disruptive, destructive behaviors of someone near to them can consume the entire family.  This is an open discussion meeting based on the 12 steps of Families Anonymous.

The groups the Recovery Center offers in addition to 12 Step groups are…..

G.Y.S.T., (Get Your Stuff Together) works to create a SAFE and EMPOWERING community for young men, not necessarily in recovery from addictions, who would benefit from positive male role models and peer group. It engages participants through active outreach and referrals. G.Y.S.T. provides mentors, who are men, often in long term recovery, to support and guide them through many of the obstacles young men face. Services offered can include referrals to individual counseling, relapse prevention, group counseling, home and community based services, case management, education and employment assistance, medical assistance and service linkage. Tuesdays @ 4pm.

GYSTpync,  works to create a SAFE and EMPOWERING place for young women, not necessarily in recovery from substances or destructive behaviors, but who seek positive change and positive role models in their lives. It also engages with potential participants through active outreach and referral. The facilitators and supporters consist of 2-5 women from many walks of life, who are in long-term recovery. Wednesdays @ 4pm.

ALL RECOVERY MEETINGS, offers a place where people can share their addiction recovery experiences, with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery, and how recovery has changed our lives, regardless of the substance or behavior that is at the root of our addiction. Thursdays @ 4pm.

SMART RECOVERY, (Self-Management and Recovery Training) uses a 4-point program based on building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and living a balanced life. Wednesdays @ 12 noon.

REFUGE RECOVERY, This group offers a simple, non-theistic approach to healing and awakening based on the principles of Buddhism and the practice of meditation. All are welcome. Wednesdays @ 2pm

LETTING GO, a group to help people in recovery let go of resentments, find inner peace, and let spiritual growth and understanding happen.  Saturdays @ 3pm.

North Central Vermont Recovery Center


These meetings offer a place where people can share their addiction recovery experiences, with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery and how recovery has changed our lives, regardless of the substance or behavior that is at the root of our addiction.  This group is held Thursdays @ 4pm.  275 Brooklyn St. Morrisville, VT 05661 * (802)851-8120 *  

Lamoille County Mental Health Services

Lamoille County Mental Health Services
(Immediate safe local detox)
A.S.A.P. Alcohol and Substance Awareness Program

ASAP is a free, voluntary two bed facility, available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It provides a clean and safe environment away from substances of abuse for men and women 18 years and older. Specially trained staff provide a supportive and safe environment for people to recover from the effects of alcohol and other drugs. ASAP staff provides referrals for follow-up services for the client and/or their families.

How ASAP works: A person can be referred to ASAP by a family member, friend, colleague or other professional.  Law Enforcement and Emergency Departments refer people to ASAP when someone presents to them in an incapacitated state.  People can also check in as a self -referral. Once the person is at our facility they go through a brief screening and, if they meet the basic guidelines, they will remain with us until sober.  Occasionally, medical clearance from the Emergency Department (across the parking lot from Copley ER) might be required prior to admission into the program. Our staff meets wit the person once they are no longer incapacitated to discuss community resources that are available to help with issues of concern to them and/or their families related to alcohol and other drug use.

ASAP services are available free of charge.

How to contact ASAP: Information about recovery resources: Call Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, (802) 888-3103 Need Immediate Assistance: If you, or someone you know is incapacitated due to alcohol or other drug use, Page the On-call Screener for assistance at (802) 250-1447.  Bring the client to ASAP, DO NOT let them walk or drive themselves. ASAP, 520 Washington Highways, Morrisville, VT 05661 – Located adjacent to the rear parking lot of Copley Hospital Emergency Department.  Page BEFORE you bring someone to ASAP:  (802) 250-1447