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SAMHSA News - July/August 2006, Volume 14, Number 4

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. End of Article

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SAMHSA News - July/August 2006, Volume 14, Number 4