Addiction is a disease, and it can be treated.

Use the resources below to learn more about treatment options—and to find hope and support as you begin your journey.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Get an overview of substance use disorder treatment, including the different types of treatment available, from medication to therapy to peer support, and learn more about the treatment process.

First Steps

We explain how to get an assessment from a doctor—and even how to find a doctor. We also detail what to expect at your initial appointment and provide an overview of the different types of treatment options.

Importance of Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT)

You’ll learn all about the medications that are available for the treatment of substance use disorders, and when and why they should be considered for certain types of addictions.

Addiction—whether it’s your own or that of someone you love—can feel overwhelming, but it’s important to remember you’re not alone. In the US, over 22 million people suffer from substance use disorder1, and there are thousands of physicians and treatment centers that are ready to help.2

Addiction is a disease, and it can be treated. Research has advanced proven treatments to address addiction, and people in recovery can move on to lead healthy, happy, substance-free lives 3. Use the resources here to learn more about treatment options – and to find hope and support as you begin your journey.

1. SAMHSA. “National Survey on Drug Use and Health” 2013. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/nationwide-trends  
2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Drug Addiction Treatment in the US" https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/drug-addiction-treatment-in-united-states 
3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Drug Facts: Understanding Drug Use and Addiction" https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-use-addiction