Getting Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Many people don’t know where to turn when seeking substance abuse treatment services. Here are some resources that can provide information on finding information.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
The Partnership at Drugfree.org (formerly the Partnership for a Drug-Free America) has launched Time to Get Help, an online resource for parents who are seeking substance abuse treatment for their child.
The Partnership also operates a bilingual, toll-free Helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE) staffed by substance abuse experts who can provide advice to parents and other individuals seeking information and assistance in getting substance abuse treatment for a family member.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (SAMHSA) provides programs, resources and financial support for the prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment offers a toll free number (800-662-HELP or 800-662-4357) and an online resource, the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator to help families and individuals struggling with substance abuse find treatment programs in their communities. Another source of information on treatment services may be your state or county’s department of health.
Rx Safety Matters also provides a downloadable Resource Guide for Families & Communities:
Next, find information on Community Resources.