Maple Leaf Treatment Center

Services at Maple Leaf Treatment Center are based on current research on addiction medicine and clinical treatment. The treatment model has a foundation relying on evidence-based best practices designed to meet the needs of a client population struggling with addiction in today’s society. The program is trauma informed and gender responsive.  Treatment for all disorders, both substance use and mental health – is provided concurrently so as to appear to be woven together from the perspective of the client and family.

Maple Leaf Treatment Center provides Clinically Managed Residential Withdrawal Management (ASAM Level 3.2-WM), Clinically Managed High-Intensity, Population Specific, Residential Services (ASAM Level 3.3 and Level 3.5) and Continuing Care (Aftercare) for adult men and women.

Group therapy, combined with individual counseling and oversight of each individual’s progress, is the principal treatment modality, with supportive peer group interaction as a primary motivating factor in recovery. In addition, a regimen of educational lectures, social and recovery skills development, exposure to self-help and recovery support programs, and opportunities for discussion, combined with recreational and leisure activities are offered to establish early recovery. Family therapy is offered as appropriate.  Continuing care and follow up counseling is an integral part of the treatment program.

Maple Leaf Treatment Center treats adults who have abused substances including but not limited to; alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), cocaine (including crack), prescription medications, heroin and other opiates, amphetamines, barbiturates, hallucinogens and inhalants. The program stresses understanding of the addiction process and the personal, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral change needed to begin movement toward recovery.

Clients are treated by a competent multi-disciplined, professional staff with Vermont Certification and/or Licensure and specialized education and training in the treatment of addictions

Additional Locations


Management (Acute Detox)

Following a telephone interview and determination of eligibility, clients are given an admission date. Some clients may be required to obtain a medical clearance within 24 hours prior to admission. Upon admission, each client’s physical state is assessed as it relates to detoxification. Each client is closely monitored by medical staff during their time in Acute Detox and an initial treatment plan is developed and implemented to provide safety, optimal health, comfort, and educational opportunities. Respectful and compassionate support is offered during the adjustment period into a disciplined treatment program. Further psychological and psychiatric evaluation and consultation is available when needed. The length of stay in Acute Detox is one to five days, depending on need.

Clinically Managed High-Intensity Residential Services (Residential Treatment)

The length of stay in Residential Treatment is up to 30 days, but is flexible and based on each individual’s assessed needs. Each client participates in a collaborative effort with their assigned case manager to develop a treatment plan that is individualized to address their specific needs and meet their recovery goals. Residential Treatment clients participate in community meetings, daily group counseling, psycho-education and skill building groups, and individual counseling.  Other activities include physical exercise, leisure time pursuits, structured interaction with peers, creative activities and therapies and family therapy.

Continuing Care (Aftercare)

Maple Leaf Treatment Center utilizes the American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria (ASAM) as the guide for admission and discharge decisions.  Clients are successfully discharged from treatment when they have met their treatment goals and resolved the problem that prompted admission to treatment. Clients begin planning for discharge and continuing care from the beginning of treatment and each client develops an aftercare plan that describes the services and supports needed to target their ongoing needs and ensure sustained recovery. All aftercare plans are designed to address multiple life domains, including substance abuse, vocation/education, family, medical and mental health, legal, housing, and transportation.

  • Bridge Program:  Offers a temporary transition for clients completing residential treatment who are immediately unable to access community based weekly individual and group case management and medication assisted treatment services
  • Intensive Outpatient Program:  Offering an intensive individual and group therapy treatment program in cooperation with the Howard Center in Burlington, VT, with groups meeting three times each week in Burlington.


William Young, Executive Director; Dr. Catherine Iacuzzi, PsyD, Clinical Director

TTY service available? Yes
Interpreter services available? Yes