SAMHSA Releases Updated Directory of Treatment Programs
recently announced the availability of the Agency's updated guide
to finding local substance abuse treatment programs. The guide,
National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs
2004, provides information on thousands of alcohol and drug
treatment programs located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, and four U.S. territories.
"This directory is an essential link between those who are
addicted to alcohol and drugs and the treatment they need to return
to their families, jobs, and life in the community," said SAMHSA
Administrator Charles G. Curie, M.A., A.C.S.W.
The 2004 directory is designed to provide information on levels
of care and types of facilities, including those with programs for
adolescents, persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental
disorders, individuals with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women.
The directory identifies both long-term and short-term residential
treatment facilities and facilities that provide beds for clients'
The new directory can be used to provide quick-reference data
for substance abuse and mental health hotlines, crisis centers,
and emergency services; patient referral for hospitals, health care
providers, drug courts, and social service agencies; and mental
health and substance abuse planning at the community, state, and
regional levels. The directory also includes information on types
of services provided, type of payment accepted by each facility,
whether special language services are provided for the hearing impaired
or non-English speakers, and availability of programs for special
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The 2004 edition complements SAMHSA's Web-based Substance
Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, which is updated continuously
and provides roadmaps to the nearest treatment facilities as well
as addresses, phone numbers, and information on available services.
Public and private facilities in any state, city, or community
can be easily located by following simple instructions at the Treatment
Locator Web site: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov.
In addition to alcohol and drug abuse treatment service providers,
the directory lists state-level substance abuse treatment authorities.
To obtain a copy of the National Directory of Drug and Alcohol
Abuse Treatment Programs 2004, contact SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse
for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345.
Telephone: 1 (800) 729-6686 (English and Spanish) or 1 (800) 487-4889
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