Locating Treatment for Substance Abuse
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http://dpt2.samhsa.gov/treatment/ — This is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) page for locating both public and private opiate addiction treatment programs across the country.
http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/bwns_locator/ — SAMHSA’s page for locating providers across the country who are qualified to provide treatment with Buprenorphine.
http://www.naabt.org/ — This is the National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT) page for locating providers across the country who are certified to provide treatment with Buprenorphine. (Please keep in mind that not all providers listed on SAMHSA’s locator above are listed here and physicians are not required to list themselves on either treatment locator page).
http://mhmr.ky.gov/ProviderDirectory/OnlineProviderDirectory.aspx — This is the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) provider directory that you may use to locate various types of treatment in Kentucky such as crisis stabilization, psychiatric hospitals, DUI education providers, and licensed drug and alcohol treatment.
Educational and Professional Web Resources
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Knowledge Application Program (KAP) provides publications, resources, and online education for treatment professionals. The majority of these items can either be watched or downloaded for free or you may order a hard copy of many of the publications for no charge.
Emerging Solutions in Pain (ESP) is an educational initiative that works to address critical issues in pain management, including how to balance risk management with providing adequate and appropriate patient care. This site also provides a great deal of information on how to address both pain treatment and possible drug abuse and addiction. There are a number of toolkits, case studies, free screening tools and other resources.
The Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA) is a non-profit organization that works with multiple partners to advance the field of addiction and recovery through improved assessment, prevention, treatment, research and policy. This site provides current news and research and a number of educational documents that can be downloaded for free.
The National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and other related social and health concerns in order to contribute to the prevention and solution of these social problems. This site provides information on available trainings, current research projects, and related publications.
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) is a non-profit organization that works to address the prevention and investigation of prescription drug diversion. Partners include law enforcement, treatment professionals, and regulatory agencies. This site provides information on current research and projects, upcoming events, and available resources and publications.
CSAT’s Division of Pharmacologic Therapies (DPT) manages the oversight activities for the regulations related to the use of approved medications to treat opioid addiction (methadone, LAAM, and Buprenorphine). DPT provides a number of resources, free publications, and current news and events.
The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) has worked with multiple entities over the years to improve patient care, policies, and best practices related to methadone treatment services throughout the country. This site provides information about the AATOD conference held every 18 months, available literature and guidelines, and relevant current news.
Addiction Treatment Forum (AT Forum) includes extensive resources, such as current and past issues of AT Forum newsletters, patient educational materials, special research reports, and regularly updated news. Many treatment options and healthcare topics of concern are regularly discussed; however, there is a primary focus on methadone maintenance for opioid addiction treatment.
The International Center for the Advancement of Addiction Treatment/ Baron Edmond de Rothschild Chemical Dependency Institute advocates for policy change and promotes ethical and non-discriminatory treatment for individuals with opiate addiction. This site provides information on methadone treatment, working with special populations, current news, and several resources.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) network is funded by SAMHSA and provides resources, training, and skill building to addiction treatment professionals. This site provides information on upcoming trainings and events, leadership initiatives, and links to each regional center where you can find further information about their individual projects and trainings.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program prepared the Methadone Research Web Guide to answer frequently asked questions about methadone maintenance treatment and research. This document may be downloaded for free.
Addiction Survivors provides online communities and peer support for individuals addicted to opiates, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and stimulants. These include forums for working the 12 Steps, support for family and friends, and support for individuals in medication assisted treatment and recovery.
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/ are 12-Step programs that provide support for friends, family members, and children/young adults that have been impacted by an individual’s alcoholism. This site provides resources, literature about the programs, and a meeting locator.
Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup allows you to search for local meetings, online meetings and forums, review AA literature, and search the events calendar.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian centered, self-help recovery program. The website provides information on meeting locations, materials to start your own meetings, and explanation of the eight recovery principles that the program is centered on.
Deaf off Drugs and Alcohol (DODA) is hosted by Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. This program provides videophone and videoconferencing support and accept referrals from Kentucky. Some of the services that can be provided include: access to Deaf 12 step meetings online; assistance with accessing treatment services; and talking with people who know American Sign Language and are knowledgeable about addiction.
Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) provides information about DTR, which is a 12-Step program for individuals who are dually diagnosed with a substance use disorder as well as another mental health disorder.
Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) provides information on DRA, which is an independent, 12-Step, self-help organization for individuals with a co-occurring substance use disorder as well as another mental health disorder. The site provides information on how to find a meeting, how to start your own meeting, and resources you may download.
Kentucky Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous, Area 26, provides information about events, AA meeting locations in KY, AA literature, and brief reports.
Life Ring provides information on the organization and philosophy of Life Ring, which is an independent, self-help program available to any individual with a drug addiction. The site also provides information on ordering literature, online meetings, and upcoming events.
Nar-Anon is a 12-Step program for the friends and family members of individuals who are dealing with addiction. This site provides literature about Nar-Anon, meeting locations, and information about upcoming events.
Narcotics Anonymous World Services provides information about Narcotics Anonymous, how to find a meeting, literature that you can purchase, and reports you can review.
Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) provides information on their organization and offers free support groups to people who are seeking support to address any type of addictive behavior. The site also provides information about meetings, literature that can be purchased, and online tools.
Advocacy and Support
American in Recovery is a free website that links employers with job seekers who may have a disability, are in recovery, have a prior criminal record, or are older individuals. America in Recovery offers these individuals a chance to find a job and be productive again, helping to build their self worth.
Faces & Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) is a national, non-profit organization that works to change public perceptions of recovery, promote effective public policy, and demonstrate that recovery works. This site provides current news, personal stories, recovery resources, and a number of free publications.
The Legal Action Center is a non-profit law and policy organization that works to address discrimination against people with addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for appropriate public policies. This site provides current news, free publications, free webinars, and legal assistance resources.
The official site of the Methadone Anonymous (MA) community. This site provides information on Methadone Anonymous meetings, patient resources, online support forums, methadone and pregnancy, and patients’ recovery stories.
The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT) is a non-profit organization that focuses on educating the public about the disease of opioid addiction, decreasing stigma and discrimination, and linking patients with qualified treatment providers. This site provides a treatment locator, online support forum, educational resources, and free publications.
The National Alliance of Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMA Recovery) is an organization that brings together treatment professionals, patients, and the community to advocate for addressing stigma and improving access to quality MAT. This site provides information on how to become a certified advocate, current news, educational materials and publications, and resources for patients.
The SAMHSA Partners for Recovery Initiative provides technical assistance and support to aid in improving the system of care for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. This website provides free resources and information on current projects in different states that are addressing focus areas such as workforce development and reducing stigma.
Suboxone Assisted Treatment is a branch of Medical Assisted Treatment of America and focuses specifically on education and advocacy about buprenorphine. This site provides patient resources, personal stories, and educational information about the medication and treatment process.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suggests the following sites for assistance with a variety of individual and family issues:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Veterans Crisis Line: http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
- Disaster Distress Helpline: http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/disasters/hurricanes-and-tropical-storms.aspx