Each person’s treatment needs are different. No single treatment modality or set of modalities is right for every person. Treatment plans and goals should be determined by the individual with the advice of their chosen provider and may also need to include services to address other concerns, including medical, housing, employment, education, and mental health needs.
People seeking treatment should always ask providers about whether they provide both psychosocial and medication treatment options and if individuals are able to choose from the treatments. People seeking treatment should also ask if the services provided have been studied for their efficacy and what the outcomes of these studies has shown.
The Drug Policy Alliance does not provide referrals to treatment providers. These resources may assist with locating services near you.
NASEN Directory of Syringe Service Programs
The North America Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN) is the first and largest low-cost of harm reduction materials in the U.S. The directory includes programs in their buyers’ club and is not a comprehensive listing of all syringe service programs in the U.S.
NextDistro is an online and mail-based harm reduction platform where U.S. residents can access harm reduction supplies such as sterile syringes, naloxone (the opioid reversal medication), harm reduction education, and support.
FindTreatment.gov and 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) maintains a searchable database of state-licensed substance use disorder and mental health treatment providers. They also maintain a national helpline for information and treatment referrals.
Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) maintains a website that allows users to locate providers authorized to treat opioid use disorders with buprenorphine.
Opioid Treatment Program (Methadone) Directory
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) maintains a website that allows users to locate certified “opioid treatment programs” by state. Opioid treatment programs are authorized to dispense methadone.
Shatterproof is a nonprofit working to improve addiction prevention and treatment across the country. Their ATLAS system is a free web-based platform that allows users to search for, compare, and rate treatment facilities using various criteria.
American Board of Addiction Medicine
The American Board of Addiction Medicine maintains a free platform to search for addiction medicine physicians by name, city, state, or zip code.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology maintains a free platform to search for licensed psychiatrists by city and state. Users can choose to search specifically for providers who specialize in addiction psychiatry.
Psychology Today maintains a platform to search for therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers, and support groups by state, city, or zip code. After entering a location, users can filter to find providers that specialize in addiction or accept certain insurance.