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Evergreen Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Recovery

Substance Use & Recovery Services

Alcohol and other drug dependencies can impact anyone, at any age, from any walk of life. Whether you’re struggling to control your drinking, or are worried for a loved one, no one is immune. For many struggling with substance use, the greatest hurdle is admitting the problem and seeking help.

Substance use disorders can be successfully treated. Clinical professionals at Evergreen Substance Use and Recovery Services can help you identify the best course of action for treatment and recovery. We strive to provide treatment in a respectful, dignified manner, enabling the individual to acquire the skills necessary to support their ongoing recovery.

Assessment & Referral:

• Individuals seeking services will undergo a complete substance use assessment and evaluation to help determine the best course of treatment. The assessment includes a comprehensive, clinical diagnosis and non-psychiatric assessment.

• Next, an individual treatment plan is developed by identifying agreed upon treatment goals and objectives, and is periodically reviewed with input and feedback from the individual. Reviewing the individual treatment plan helps the individual and their team monitor progress in achieving the goals and objectives set for their successful treatment experience.

• Next, individuals are referred to the most appropriate program and/or provider using the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement criteria.

Our Services: Compassionate Care, Evidence-Based Practice

Evergreen services are provided by a compassionate, interdisciplinary team using evidence-based practices. Everyone is different, and no two recovery journeys are identical. This is why we offer a variety of programs that help address unique needs.

Quitting Time is an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program which allows people to maintain their daily routines while receiving the psychological and social support necessary for recovery. Sessions include structured individualized activities designed to foster an understanding of the disease of addiction and relapse prevention strategies.


Quitting Time Consists of:

  • Twenty, 3-hour sessions, either days or evenings, held over a 5-week period.
  • Instruction in tools and skills required to develop a lifestyle of recovery.
  • Group sessions that focus on the applications of recovery tools in daily life.
  • Family sessions designed to educate and support the family
  • Relapse prevention
  • Aftercare
  • Assessment of goals and objectives agreed upon in individual care plan

Being with others who understand the disease of addiction and the recovery process is one of the most valued elements in a treatment program. Evergreen’s aftercare program is designed to support and reinforce recovery principles and lifestyle changes in a primary treatment program. It also provides opportunities to address circumstances and issues that can jeopardize successful ongoing recovery.


We currently offer the following continuing care groups:

  • Co-occurring Disorders Group
  • Criminal and Addictive Thinking Group
  • Maintenance Recovery Group
  • Medication-Assisted Therapy Group
  • Men’s and Women’s Recovery Group
  • Pre-contemplation Group
  • Relapse Prevention Group
  • Relationship Problems and solutions group

Evergreen works collaboratively with partner organizations in the community to deliver services that meets individuals where they are and helps them thrive within the community.

The Rocking Horse Program is designed for women of all ages — including those who are pregnant or have young children — who are substance users, or whose lives are affected by a spouse or significant other’s substance use. The Rocking Horse Circle of Support meets for for 10 weeks for 2 hours each week. The curriculum offers education about substance use, parenting, and coping skills in a supportive environment.

Treatment Court’s purpose is to offer an alternative to the “regular” legal process so offenders can put their life back together without a criminal history. Referrals for this program are made through the Criminal Justice System. Treatment Court is a collaborative effort between Evergreen, Rutland District Court, the State Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, and is supported by the State of Vermont.

The Re-Entry Program is for individuals who have been incarcerated and are transitioning back into the community. The individual completes a substance use assessment prior to release so substance use services can be put in place. Upon release, the individual is assigned a case manager to help with wrap around services that can include:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Recovery support services

Formerly Project CRASH, the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program provides screening and educational services for individuals whose driving privileges have been suspended due to violations that involve substance abuse. This program is a two-fold process, which includes a screening and evaluation and a psycho-social educational program.


This program is provided to anyone who has been convicted of Driving Under the Influence, and wished to have their driving privileges reinstated.


Learn more or register by calling 802-747-3588, or email IDRP@rmhsccn.org.