Vermont Telephone Recovery Support Service

Ongoing Community Support for Individuals seeking help from those living in recovery.

Recovering from addiction can be daunting for many people.  Finding housing, employment, resources and connecting with a recovery community is stressful. Many people are living without licenses or transportation in our rural state.  Individuals who have experienced complex trauma may be hesitant to attend groups or visit the recovery centers.

Through ongoing research, we have identified significant challenges for individuals and families that are not able to visit our recovery centers.

One of our main  goals within this project  is to lessen the burden of individuals who are in such a vulnerable state and may be experiencing Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome.

In order to fill these gaps,  we are excited to pilot our new telephone support program.   We would like to invite you to request our service.

Making connections with others who have shared-lived experience of addiction, (peer support) and who now model recovery has been proven  effective for many years. This service can provide the following benefits:

  • Free service for those who want it
  • Liason to the recovery community
  • Assistance in aftercare plans designed by the treatment provider
  • Removal of transportation obstacles, (via phone communication)
  • And it will generate data for TX centers on recovery support and referral back to TX when needed

Peer recovery support people will be available at various times in the day to make the initial connection call to an individual who is exiting treatment and interested in this program.

The Vermont Recovery Network’s role is to provide support for both the treatment centers and support for supervision of the volunteers,  ongoing workforce development, policies, protocols and data collection.

It takes a village to help people recover.