Vermont Substance Abuse Statistics

The The Vermont state page provides you with a quick overview of issues relating to drug and alcohol addiction, Vermont drug use statistics, and VT drug rehab centers.

It should be noted that these Vermont drug use statistics are not intended as an academic reference. The data collected is from State and Federal sources.

Vermont Addiction Treatment Statistics

2006 statistics indicate that Vermont ranks among the highest ten states in the union for several drug and alcohol related abuse categories. There were 40 drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities in 2006. Only four facilities offer opioid treatment. Only 16 drug and alcohol rehabs provide dual diagnosis treatment, treatment for both mental health disorders and substance abuse.

Vermont has ranked among the highest states for the prevalence of illicit drug dependence among the total population age 12 and older and for individuals 18 to 25.

Numbers of people seeking admissions for drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Vermont has fluctuated for several years going from 7,641 in 2002 to 8,356 in 2008 and again back to 7,851 in 2010. In 2010, 62.8 % of those who entered treatment were male while 37.1 % were female.

Alcohol & Drug Addiction Rehab Admission Statistics for Vermont in 2010

Alcohol Addiction in Vermont

In 2010, there were 2,123 people admitted for alcohol as a primary substance of abuse with an additional 1,672 people who went to addiction treatment for alcohol in combination with a secondary drug. Binge alcohol drinking by 18-25 year olds went from 24.05% in 2003-2004 to 28.02% in 2005-2006.

The largest age group suffering from primary substance abuse of alcohol was among the 46-50 year olds followed by 41-45 year olds.

Commonly Abused Drugs in Vermont

Over the past decade, marijuana, cocaine and heroin have been steadily increasing. In 2008, approximately 12% of Vermont residents reported past-month use of illegal drugs; the national average was 8%.

Marijuana ranks as the second most abused drug in Vermont. In 2010, 1,228 people were admitted for drug and alcohol treatment of marijuana addiction. 68.7 % of those admitted for marijuana addiction were male and 31.3% were female. Use among 12-17 year olds was the highest followed by 18-20 year olds and then 21-25 year olds.


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Opiates were the most commonly sited drugs of abuse for those seeking addiction drug treatment in Vermont. In 2010, 1,890 people entered addiction treatment.

Vermont Drug and Alcohol Fatalities, Injuries and Drug Court Statistics

There were 68 persons who died in 2007 from drug use compared with 71 from motor vehicle accidents and another 52 from firearm incidents.

Several thousand-tablet seizures of MDMA have been made at ports of entry in Vermont.

There were 2 meth lab seizures in Vermont by the DEA in 2007.

Vermont Drug and Alcohol Addiction Resources

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