UVM Medical Center - South Prospect, Burlington


 (802) 847-1424

1 South Prospect Street
St. Joseph, Level 3
Burlington, VT 05401-5505

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A substance use disorder (SUD)—also called drug or alcohol addiction—is a condition that affects a person’s brain, behavior and thinking. People with SUDs become unable to control their use of substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, legal or illegal drugs, or medications. Their intense focus on certain substances reaches a point where it interferes with their ability to function in day-to-day life, and they continue to use substances even when they cause harm to one’s health, relationships or job.

The Addiction Treatment Center (ATC) at The University of Vermont Medical Center provides a range of outpatient services for people with SUDs and co-occurring mental health conditions. Starting with a comprehensive assessment, we work with you to determine the right level of care and provide individualized treatment planning to help you achieve and maintain your recovery goals. Our team of licensed professionals understands that what works for one person may not work for another and provides evidence-based services, including individual counseling, intensive group-based therapy, psychiatric assessment and medication management.

Population served

  • Adults (age 18+) with a primary substance use disorder


The Addiction Treatment Center offers a range of outpatient services, including:


  • Diagnostic evaluations for both substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions

Treatment and care coordination

  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Short-term family and couples counseling
  • Group counseling, including intensive outpatient programming (IOP)
  • Treatment monitoring with random urine drug and alcohol testing
  • Continued care planning and care coordination with outside providers
  • Assistance with referrals out to medically supervised withdrawal and residential services as needed

Medication management

  • Medication treatment for opioid use disorder in our specialty clinic or primary care offices
  • Medication treatment for alcohol use disorder
  • Short-term medication management for co-occurring mental health conditions

Levels of care

Level III—Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Designed for people who are at low risk of acute intoxication or withdrawal, recently completed a residential treatment program, are new to recovery, or had a recent return to use

  • Group-based treatment three days per week for three hours per day, plus weekly individual counseling and case management as needed
  • Current Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Level II—Group Counseling

Designed for people in early recovery who have a moderate level of stability and do not need more intensive services

  • Groups twice a week for two hours per day, plus case management as needed
  • Current Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m.

Level I—Group Counseling

Designed for people who are stable in their recovery and desire ongoing recovery support

  • Groups once a week or twice a month for one and a half hours
  • Relapse Prevention Group: Mondays – 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Relapse Prevention Group: Every other Wednesday – 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Women’s Recovery Group: Thursdays – 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Relapse Prevention Group: Fridays – 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Level I—Individual Counseling

Designed for people who could benefit from working one-on-one with a therapist over a short period of time (two to six months)

  • Individual counseling weekly or as needed

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Services

For individuals with opioid use disorder who take buprenorphine-naloxone or naltrexone, we offer two levels of care:

  • Specialty office-based care with on-site counseling, structured monitoring and regular medication management for individuals who are just starting MOUD, recently changed providers or are new to UVMMC, or need intensive services to stabilize. 
  • Office-based treatment in primary care homes within UVM Medical Center and the larger community for individuals who are stable in their recovery and benefit from less frequent support and monitoring. 

Accessing care

We accept referrals from individuals, medical providers, mental health clinicians, loved ones and other supports.

Individuals and loved ones

If you are interested in learning more about treatment for yourself or a loved one:

  • Call us at 802-847-3333 to complete a brief phone screen (10-15 minutes).
  • Come to our office during walk-in hours on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. to meet with a licensed clinician.

Directions to our offices 

From I-89, take the 14W exit. From Main Street, turn right on South Propspect Street, past the UVM Green. Go approximately two blocks and turn left into the UVM Medical Center, 1 South Prospect Street parking lot. Use the main entrance to the building and take the A elevators on your right to the 3rd Floor.

Payment information

We accept most health insurance. You are encouraged to call your insurance provider for benefits and authorization requirements.

ATC is a designated preferred provider for the State of Vermont Division of Substance Use Programs.

If you are uninsured or under insured, see the UVMMC Health Assistance Program or call: 802-847-6984 or toll-free at: 888-739-5783 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can also utilize the Financial Assistance Program for help covering the cost of care by calling 802-847-0000 or toll free at: 800-639-2719.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are important to us. No matter where you’re from, what you believe, how you identify, or what language you speak, we welcome you. We provide gender-affirming care and are committed to understanding, identifying and addressing gaps affecting those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Our services are designed to be responsive to the diverse cultural beliefs, health practices, languages and communication needs of the individuals and families we service. We offer free on-site interpreters in many languages as well as telephone and video remote interpreters and translation services.

Referring providers within the UVM Health Network

To refer a patient to ATC, you can either:

  • Complete a referral through EPIC using service ID REF388, and we’ll reach out to the patient, or
  • Call us at 802-847-3333 to provide information about the referral.

NOTE: As an SUD treatment program under 42 CFR Part 2, unless a patient signs a release of information giving ATC written permission to share information with you, our staff cannot provide any information on the referral you made, including whether or not we have been in contact with the patient or scheduled an initial appointment.

Referring providers outside The UVM Health Network

  • Call us at 802-847-3333 to provide information about the patient, including their name and date of birth, what substances they are using and the reason for the referral.
  • Fax any relevant records to us at 802-847-3326.

NOTE: As an SUD treatment program under 42 CFR Part 2, unless a patient signs a release of information giving ATC written permission to share information with you, our staff cannot provide any information on the referral you made, including whether or not we have been in contact with the patient or scheduled an initial appointment.

	  	  Karen L. Brown, LADC, LMHC
Karen L. Brown, LADC, LMHC
Substance Abuse Counseling
Mental Health
	  	  Laurey Burris, LADC
Laurey Burris, LADC
Substance Abuse Counseling
Denis D. Dees, LADC
Substance Abuse Counseling
Peter R. Jackson, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bethany Mahler, LCMHC, LADC
Substance Abuse Counseling
	  	  Marilyn F. Metzger, LCMHC, LADC
Marilyn F. Metzger, LCMHC, LADC
Mental Health
Substance Abuse Counseling
	  	  Michael R. Reed, LADC
Michael R. Reed, LADC
Substance Abuse Counseling