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. 

Recovery Vermont celebrates substance use disorder recovery in Vermont through trainings, advocacy and leadership programs. Recovery Vermont is responsible for training Vermont’s recovery workforce through our nationally IC&RC certified training program, the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy. Recovery Vermont is home to some of the most innovative recovery specialty trainings and leadership programs in the country, including the Recovery Coaches in the Emergency Department training, the Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative program, and our newest partnership, the Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences (VTARR). 


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, Family Recovery Coach, Corrections & Re-entry, Supervision in Recovery Settings, Mental Health Awareness, and Intimate Partner Violence Specialty 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. Every September, for National Recovery Month, we are the hub for all events happening in Vermont, and we host our annual Vermont Recovery All-Stars in celebration of National Addiction Professionals Day!


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


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

Montpelier, VT 05602