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St. Albans Addiction Treatment Center Celebrates One Year
An addiction treatment center in St. Albans, Vermont is celebrating one year of treating people with substance use disorders in Franklin County.
The Bay Area Addiction Resources Treatment (BAART) has programs located through the U.S. The St. Albans drug abuse center opened on top of a bus station, making it available to anyone passing by.
BAART programs, a branch of BayMark Health Services, gives opioid addiction treatment for its patients at all its centers. This drug abuse center in St. Albans is one of 26 under the BAART name.
BAART's philosophy is to treat opioid use disorders as chronic disorders and give opioid addiction treatment to patients. Individualized treatment is given by BAART to help patients.
BAART also offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to patients.
The BAART Regional Director of Operations said that the location was in a perfect spot in the city where patients formerly had to look for drug abuse treatment facilities in other cities.
BAART's facility is one of two drug abuse facilities in St. Albans, according to the 2018 National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facilities.
There were 12 drug-related fatalities in Franklin County in 2017, according to the Vermont Department of Health. There were 130 drug-related deaths in Vermont last year.
Preliminary data has indicated that there were five drug-related deaths in 2018 in Franklin County and 64 drug-related deaths in the state.