Valley Vista

Valley Vista is a 87-bed alcohol and substance use disorder co-occurring residential treatment center with locations in Bradford and Vergennes. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based co-occurring inpatient substance use disorder treatment services to adult women and men struggling with chemical dependency and/or mental illness.

Valley Vista is comprised of two autonomous co-occurring substance use treatment programs—gender specific men and women’s programs (Men’s Treatment Program—MTP; and the Women’s Treatment Program—WTP).
Valley Vista meets the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) patient placement criteria for Level 3.1 to 3.5. We are the only Level 3.5 rated co-occurring residential substance use treatment organization in the State of Vermont. Both programs meet ASAM criteria as a Level 3.5 WM—Medically Monitored Inpatient Withdrawal Management detoxification program ensuring optimal withdrawal care for our patients. Valley Vista maintains CARF accreditation for program excellence and has been recognized for capability in dual-diagnosis treatment (DDCAT). Our comprehensive goal is to provide clinically indicated intervention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitative services reflecting best practice standards. Valley Vista’s treatment methodologies reflect a patient-centered approach utilizing multiple evidenced-based therapeutic modalities. Individualized treatment planning establishes goals and measureable objectives supportive of each individual’s growth and desired outcomes. Valley Vista has dedicated staff to provide comprehensive aftercare planning and the milieu recovery management program provides recovery coaches and other peer-to-peer support services for optimal success.


ASAM Level 3.5-WM: Medically Monitored Inpatient Withdrawal Management program for detoxification needs in adolescent/adult programs.
Psychiatric assessment / treatment services for all programs.
Medical/nursing services.
All treatment programs are designed to capture the universally recognized components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programming in a consistently structured, trauma-sensitive inpatient treatment setting. The comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program design integrates best practice components and protocols into all phases of programming. Particular emphasis is placed upon engaging family involvement throughout treatment and aggressively addressing the complexities of all psychosocial, medical, and psychiatric contributing factors. Evidence-based methodologies are integrated into all components including: co-occurring awareness and treatment group modalities and mindfulness practice and skills development consistent with current research. For our women patients, Valley Vista has onsite OB/GYN specialists to assess and assist with women’s health issues. Our medical staff coordinates treatment with outside obstetrical specialists to assist in managing high risk pregnancies. And, of course, Valley Vista accepts pregnant women prioritizing them for admission.
Other services offered in all programs are as follows:
• Individual & Group Therapy modalities
• CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
• DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
• Family Engagement Program
• Seeking Safety
• SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training)
• Community-based support meetings (AA, etc.)
• Anger Management
• Spirituality Recovery Groups
• Yoga
• Pet Therapy Services
• Recovery Management Program
• Age-Appropriate Therapeutic Recreation

* Valley Vista - Bradford, 23 Upper Plain, Bradford, VT 05033
* Valley Vista- Vergennes, 1 Alden Place, Vergennes, VT 05491, VT

* Amanda Hudak, MS, LADC, MAC – Treatment Director * Dawn Taylor, MA, LADC, CS – Director of Clinical Services * Susan Smiga, MD – Medical Director, Director of Psychiatry * Johannah Cacio, RN – Director of Nursing

Interpreter services available? Yes