Our History

Recovery Vermont was founded in 1997 as a signature program of the Vermont Association of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (VAMHAR). Over the past 24 years, Recovery Vermont has served as the hub for all things recovery in Vermont: establishing the statewide network of Recovery Centers to creating the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy, one of the country’s first Recovery Coach training and certification programs. And now, our most recent partnership, working with Vermont’s Leadership Community on establishing the Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residency

People Recover

All of Recovery Vermont’s programs are rooted in the joyous fact that people recover. Addiction is simply a health condition. Our evidence based programs, trainings, and advocacy work bring Vermonters best-practice recovery resources. 

Historically, addiction and recovery have been stigmatized. In the past, recovery services were often conducted underground. Now that recovery has come to light as a health condition, we have an opportunity to inspire change and get evidence based practices out to Vermonters.

Our Mission

We celebrate recovery in Vermont through trainings, advocacy and leadership programs. 

  • We train Vermont’s Recovery workforce through our nationally certified training program, the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy.
  • We are the home to some of the most innovative Recovery Specialty Trainings in the country, including our Recovery Coaches in Emergency Department and Family Recovery Coach trainings. 
  • We are loud and proud advocates for the fact that people recover. We overcome the stigma and shame that used to surround addiction and recovery. We advocate everywhere from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to local parades and rallies to celebrate recovery. Every year in February, we host Recovery Day at the Statehouse in Montpelier, bringing together hundreds of folks in recovery and recovery allies to celebrate and support one another.


  • We advocate for recovery friendly workplaces through our Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative program, devoted to providing resources and connections with employers and employees in recovery.


Recovery Vermont
A program of VAMHAR
100 State Street, Suite 352

Montpelier, VT 05602