Treatment Resources

December 19, 2016 | Addiction Policy Forum

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  • Find a Behavioral Health Provider - A comprehensive list of behavioral health providers throughout the country.

  • Find an Addiction Psychiatrist - The AAAP (American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry) Patient Referral Program (or Physician Locator) is a listing of AAAP Members by state for quick and easy navigation and referrals.

  • Guide to Finding Quality Addiction Treatment - Whether you are seeking help for yourself or for a friend, family member or someone you know, this guide will point you toward the best quality treatment. Depending on where you live, your treatment options may be limited, but that doesn’t mean you should ever go without treatment.

  • Intervention eBook: What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs  - This e-book answers parents’ most pressing questions about confronting their child about his or her use.

  • National Institute of Drug Abuse: Treatment - Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs. Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease. Relapse is the return to drug use after an attempt to stop.

  • Patient Guide - The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse’s step-by-step guide was created to help you navigate the vast amount of information—and misinformation—about finding addiction treatment and the questions that may arise along your journey.

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline - SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.

  • Treatment eBook: How to find the right help for your child with a drug or alcohol problem - Our Treatment e-book (pdf) has all the facts you need to know so that you can get the right help for your child. You will learn what alcohol and drug abuse treatment is, how to pay for treatment, how to get your child to start treatment and what you can do to help yourself and your family cope with the challenges you’re facing.

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