Addiction is treatable.
With the appropriate care, people can and do recover from addiction every single day.
America's addiction treatment system is fragmented and confusing. But the research is clear about what really works to treat addiction. Knowing what to look for is critically important as you compare and contrast addiction treatment programs and providers. Use the information below to guide you.
Resources for a crisis
If you urgently need help right now, know that you’re not alone. Start your search with these trusted resources.
Talk to someone who understands
The Substance and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) runs a national helpline for individuals and families navigating mental health and/or substance use disorders. This helpline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is free, confidential, and available in English and Spanish. Click here to learn more about the helpline, or call directly: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Find treatment right now
Don’t google it. SAMSHA’s treatment finder tools are the most trustworthy way to search for addiction care. They offer a number of treatment locators tailored to specific needs, including a national directory of providers who prescribe buprenorphine, one of the most effective opioid use disorder treatments.