News

Addison Recap, May 2019


It may not seem that substance use disorder is a family matter, but the struggles are complex and come with very real consequences.  Substance use disorder is often referred to as a family disease, which is true both from a genetic and social point of view.

Substance use disorder can have a ripple effect. A parent, a spouse, a child, or an extended family member that is struggling can directly impact the entire family, especially those that are very young.

Often the effects of poverty are being masked, as those with substance use disorders self-medicate. Many Addison County health care providers focus on families and understand that there can be a stigma when walking into a practice and asking for services. It is important to have staff, including front office staff that is trauma informed and able to offer support from the very start.  It is also important for all of us to remember to hold our own judgments aside when helping those with substance use disorder.

In Addison County many supports were identified.

Counseling Service of Addison County- Offers quality, individualized, outpatient assessment and treatment to individuals and families struggling with alcohol/drug abuse and other addictive disorders.

The Turning Point Center of Addison County– Offers peer-to-peer recovery support to people in and seeking recovery from substance use and disorders, as well as support to their families and friends.

Porter Women’s Health Center– Is a comprehensive women’s health practice with a team of physicians and nurse -midwives provide compassionate care for women in all phases of life. They provide high-quality, personalized and attentive care.

Children’s Integrated Services- Offered via the Parent Child Center in Middlebury. While the Center is probably best known for its work with adolescent families and at-risk teens, many of its services are intended for any family who needs and wants them.

The Center can help families assess their children’s physical and cognitive development and provides support services if needed.  They offer consultation and support to families and childcare providers around young children’s social, emotional and behavioral development.

Department of Children and Families- The Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs supports a network of community partners to promote and deliver a wide range of substance misuse information, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery programs and services. From school-based prevention services to the Care Alliance for Opioid Addiction hub & spoke model of treatment, they coordinate with professionals to support healthy lifestyles for Vermonters of all ages.

These agencies along with many others in Addison County offer supports of many kinds to families, early educators, schools and anyone who works with children and families.

 

Similar Blog

News

November 27, 2019

Orleans and No. Essex Regional Recap, November 2019

The ONE Regional BBF Council has used the council meeting time to provide continuing education regarding trauma informed practices and resources. At the October meeting, we showed the documentary film, “Broken Places”, which explores why some children are permanently impacted by early adversity while others are able to thrive. Nationally known experts help the viewer […]

Read More

News

November 27, 2019

Northern Windsor & Orange Regional Recap, November 2019

The Northern Windsor and Orange County Regional Council has a focus on ensuring our children are given quality experiences and education to strengthen their social and emotional health. The region has employed a variety of tools to address this priority including parenting classes, supporting professionals in the field with trainings and coaching, providing community education, […]

Read More

News

November 27, 2019

Franklin/Grand Isle Regional Recap, November 2019

With the end of the year approaching, the Franklin/Grand Isle BBF Regional Council has made incredible strides to offer the community a multitude of supports and efforts towards supporting early childhood and families. The council has really delved into the on-going Action Plan, discussed how projects can meet the needs of the community, and partnered […]

Read More

Stay up to date on News + Events.

Please check your email for a confirmation email.