How to Find an Addiction Treatment Provider

Finding a treatment provider for your teen or young adult struggling with substance use can be overwhelming. We’re here to help.

Find a Treatment Provider

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.

For more targeted treatment needs, SAMHSA also offers the following:

Opioid Treatment Program Directory
Find programs near you that treat addiction to and dependence on opioids, including heroin and prescription pain medication.

Buprenorphine Physician & Treatment Locator
Also known by its brand name Suboxone, buprenorphine is one of several types of medication-assisted treatment options for opioid addiction. Buprenorphine is regulated such that dispensing physicians and programs must receive authorization to so. Use this locator to find authorized programs near you.

The SAMHSA treatment locator is a robust tool with a lot of filtering options like treatment setting, type of care provided, payment types accepted, languages spoken, etc. in order to focus in on your specific needs. They make 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 questions to determine who can best meet your family’s needs. For example, you may need a program that addresses trauma, self-harm or other mental health needs in addition to the substance use.

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.

We know the work of finding finding treatment for your son or daughter can be daunting and overwhelming. Working with a certified addictions professional can help with you sorting through the options and determining the best programs to consider in light of your child’s needs along other important factors like location and financial accessibility.

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