Free and Confidential Help

VT Helplink is a free and confidential alcohol and drug support and referral service provided by the Vermont Department of Health.

On the phone or online, VT Helplink offers personalized services, based on your patients' specific needs. Whether they're seeking help for themselves or someone they care about, VT Helplink can connect your patients to the services you need. A caring, trained specialist will help them take a step toward recovery.

Visit or call 802-565-LINK (5465) (or toll-free 833-565-LINK):

  • Monday - Friday 8AM - 10PM
  • Weekends and holidays 8AM - 6PM

You can also use the answer quick and confidential questions to get connected to the right services for you.

Call VT Helplink

Prescription Opioids

Education Materials

The documents above have been translated into Arabic, Burmese, French, Kirundi, Nepali, Somali, and Spanish to provide to new Vermonter patients.

*Required by law to be distributed to patients receiving a new opioid prescription.

Health Risk Awareness


Rx Aware provides health risk information for people who have opioid prescriptions to reduce addiction and overdose.

Prescription Drug Disposal


Do Your Part provides ways people can properly and safely store and get rid of unused or expired prescription medication.

Special Topics


One More Conversation encourages health care providers and patients to discuss substance use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. and


Parent Up provides tips for parents and caregivers about talking with their kids about alcohol and cannabis.

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Let’s Talk Cannabis provides science-based information about cannabis and how it affects our bodies, minds and health.

Contact Us
Substance Use Programs (DSU)

Vermont Department of Health
280 State Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-8340