Strength to Heal


Sana’s admission process is designed to ensure that you are appropriate for and will benefit from our services. Sana is not for everyone. Sana at Stowe focuses on those individuals who are assessing their desire for and/or committing to a lifestyle transformation.

We take a person-centered approach and want to involve you and any loved ones to the extent that you feel comfortable. These may include family members, friends, counselors, doctors or other health care providers, social workers, probation officers, teachers or others.

Starting with an initial phone call to 802-828-7262 (SANA), we will gather information about your life and substance use, provide information about our care and services and answer any questions you have. Our medical team will then review your information and get back to you in a timely manner.

To enter our program, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older,
  • Have a substance use disorder,
  • Be medically and psychologically appropriate for Sana’s level of care,
  • Be fully vaccinated AND boosted with FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines prior to arrival at Sana (and demonstrate proof of immunization status by submitting a copy of their immunization card or other state-approved documentation via scan or photo prior to arrival),
  • Be willing to adhere to Sana’s policies and expectations.

Note: Special priority is given to pregnant women who inject drugs, pregnant woman who use drugs, individuals who inject drugs and nursing mother who use drugs.

If needed, our intake coordinator will work with you or your loved ones to make travel arrangements for safe transportation to Stowe, VT. We will also send you information on our program and request that you review and sign several forms, including our admission agreement, your specific financial/payment agreement, notice of confidentiality and release of information forms for anyone you want involved in you care.

Sana is a safe space to “Turn Inward to Grow Outward.”

Call us at 802-828-7262 (SANA)

What to Bring

  • Driver’s license or government-issued ID (such as a passport) for identification
  • Health insurance card for laboratory costs
  • Prescription card for medications
  • COVID vaccination card
  • All medications you are currently taking in properly labeled bottles
  • 5-7 days of comfortable, casual clothing (no belts)
  • Work out clothing for exercise in our fitness center, if desired
  • Winter clothing, such as hats, gloves/mittens and boots for outdoor activities
  • Sneakers or good walking shoes
  • Cell phone—though you will not have access to your phone during the majority of treatment, it is often a useful tool for discharge planning and to access contact information
  • Books (optional – they will be approved by clinical staff upon arrival)
  • Personal journal (optional)
  • Please try to limit belongings to one bag or suitcase

What Not to Bring

  • All valuables (cash over $100, expensive jewelry, etc.), except for what you need for traveling
  • Belts
  • Electronic devices (if you do, they will be securely stored and returned upon discharge)
  • Drug-related items
  • Non-prescribed medications
  • Opened vitamins or supplements
  • Cigarettes, chewing tobacco or vaping products
  • Aerosol products
  • Items containing alcohol on the ingredient list (e.g., perfume, rubbing alcohol, mouthwash, etc.)
  • Towels, linens, blankets, pillows or stuffed animals
  • Clothing with drawstrings such as hoodies or pants
  • Clothing with profanity, violence or drug- or alcohol-related content
  • Weapons (e.g., guns, knives, any sharp objects, etc.)
  • Pornographic materials
  • Necklaces
  • Outside food or drink
  • Candles or incense