Treatment Directory Updated
SAMHSA recently updated the Agency's guide to finding
local substance abuse treatment programs. The guide,
National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment
Programs 2006, provides information on thousands
of alcohol and drug treatment programs located in all
50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and
4 U.S. territories.
Offering a nationwide inventory of nearly 11,000 drug
abuse and alcoholism treatment programs and facilities,
the directory is organized and presented in state-by-state
format for quick reference by health care providers,
social workers, managed care organizations, and the public.
The publication lists public and private facilities,
all of which are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved
by substance abuse agencies in each state.
Designed to provide quick, key information about the
location of specific facilities and the nature of the
programs and services, the directory includes levels
of care offered and areas of service specialization.
Those include programs for adolescents, persons with
co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders, individuals
living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women.
The 2006 directory identifies long- and short-term residential
treatment facilities and facilities that provide residential
beds for clients' children.
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Online Treatment Locator Services
The updated directory is a paper-based complement to
SAMHSA's Web-based Substance
Abuse Treatment Facility Locator Service. Continuously
updated, this searchable online directory includes listings
for marijuana, cocaine, and heroin addiction treatment
programs, as well as drug and alcohol treatment programs
for adolescents and adults.
The locator service also provides driving directions
to the nearest treatment facilities, including residential
treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, and
hospital inpatient programs for drug addiction and alcoholism,
in addition to descriptions of services available and
contact information such as addresses and telephone numbers.
By following simple instructions available online through
this service, users can locate public and private substance
abuse treatment facilities in any state, city, or community
anywhere in the Nation. Visit http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov.
To obtain a copy of the National Directory of Drug
and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs 2006, call
SAMHSA's Clearinghouse at 1 (800) 729-6686.
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