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Finding a treatment provider for a teen or young adult struggling with substance use can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you through it.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) maintains and manages the most comprehensive searchable database of treatment providers across the country. Before using this tool it’s helpful to have already done your homework on the types of treatment available — like intensive outpatient or residential care — so that you can target your search most effectively.
The SAMHSA treatment locator is a robust tool with a variety of filtering options such as type of care provided, treatment setting, payment types accepted, languages spoken, etc. in order to focus in on your family’s specific needs. It can be overwhelming, however. There is a great video tutorial available to help walk you through it.
Once you have a list of potential treatment or rehab providers, it’s important to call and ask the right questions to determine who can best meet your family’s needs. For example, you may need a rehabilitation program that in addition to substance use also addresses trauma, self-harm behaviors or other mental health needs.
There are lots of important questions to ask with regard to insurance and payment options as well. A treatment or rehab facility may state that they take private insurance, but you’ll need to verify that your insurance company will authorize use of your benefits for the type of services selected.
You may also find working with a certified addictions professional helpful to sorting through the available treatment options and determining the best rehab programs to consider in light of your child’s needs and other important factors like location and financial accessibility.
Download our free Treatment eBook to help guide you through every step of this daunting process.