If you or someone you know has a substance use disorder or addiction, there are many resources available for treatment and rehabilitation. You are not alone. There is help.
Seeking Help - Where to Start
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a national helpline for treatment referrals and information for individuals and families facing substance use disorders. The helpline is free, confidential, and available 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides a comprehensive list of substance use disorder resources for treatment. Visit https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/frequently-asked-questions/where-can-family-members-go-information for the complete list of organizations available to help.
- NIDA also provides information on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders here - https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/medications-to-treat-opioid-addiction/overview
- Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides access to one-on-one support for families and services for helping children and teens with substance use problems. Visit https://drugfree.org/
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides an alcohol treatment navigator to help individuals seek professional treatment. Visit https://alcoholtreatment.niaaa.nih.gov/.
- NIAAA also offers information and videos on treatment options for loved ones of alcoholics. Visit https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/treatment-options-loved-ones-alcoholics-al-anon-interview-dr-robert-huebner
- SmokeFree.gov offers tips for quitting cigarette smoking and tobacco here: https://smokefree.gov/quitting-smoking/steps-manage-quit-day.
- The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking® program is another resource for quitting tobacco: http://freedomfromsmoking.org/.