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Over The Phone, Online: Vermont Recovery Services Adapt Amid Crisis

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Social distancing and self-isolation can be difficult for many, especially those recovering from substance abuse. This hour, from Zoom meetings to telehealth, we hear how recovery services are adapting to support Vermonters in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Our guests are:

  • Fawn Montanye, Executive Director and network coordinator for the nonprofit Vermont Recovery Network
  • Ryan Lane, Clinician on the adult outpatient team at the Howard Center of Chittenden County
  • Jim T., Longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous who is currently active in service on both a state and district level in Vermont
  • Robert L., Member of the public relations subcommittee for the Green Mountain Area of Narcotics Anonymous, which includes southern Vermont and western New Hampshire

Broadcast live at noon on Tuesday, April 14, 2020; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction and recovery right now? Here are a few resources that are offering adapted services to Vermonters as they manage stress during COVID-19.

The Howard Center

Crisis line: 802-488-7777

Main Line: 802-488-6000

Vermont Help Link

Main Line: 802-565-LINK

Vermont Recovery Network

Main Line: 802-808-8877

Alcoholics Anonymous

Vermont Area:

National Alcoholics Anonymous:

Burlington Districts: Main Line: (802) 864-1212

Alcoholics anonymous is now holding virtual meetings for its regional groups. You can find them below: 

District 1: St. Albans Area Virtual Meetings

District 2 & 11:Burlington Area Virtual Meetings

District 3:Newport & St. Johnsbury Area Virtual Meetings

District 4:Central Vermont Area Virtual Meetings

District 5: Upper Valley Area Virtual Meetings

District 6:Rutland Area Virtual Meetings

District 7:Southern Vermont Area Virtual Meetings

District 8:Brattleboro Area Virtual Meetings

District 10: Springfield Area Virtual Meetings

Or, you can call the 24-hour helpline closest to you:

Bennington (District 7):(802) 477-1285

Brattleboro (District 8):(802) 257-5801

Burlington: (District 2 & 11): (802) 864-1212

Middlebury (District 9):(802) 388-9284

Montpelier & Morrisville (District 4):(802) 229-5100

Rutland (District 6):(802) 775-0402

St Albans (District 1):(802) 741-7100

St. Johnsbury & NEK (District 3):(802) 334-1213

Springfield (District 10):(802) 885-8281 

White River Junction (District 5): (802) 295-7611

Narcotics Anonymous

National Narcotics Anonymous:

Green Mountain Area Narcotics Anonymous: (802) 265-6414

Champlain Valley Area Narcotics Anonymous: (802) 862-4516 or toll-free (866) 580-8718

Overeaters Anonymous

National Overeaters Anonymous:

Green Mountain North Group: (802) 863-2655

Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
Lydia worked for Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS from 2019 until 2022.
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