Finding Treatment for Drug Abuse
Last Updated: Wednesday July 28, 2021
Getting Treatment for Drug Abuse
Drug abuse can be devastating to a child's health, but the impact doesn't have to be permanent. For many of the health consequences caused by drugs, treatment is available. The following organizations and medical associations can provide you the information necessary to make the best treatment choices for your child.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
A searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. The Locator includes more than 10,000 addiction treatment programs, including residential treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, and hospital inpatient programs for drug addiction and alcoholism. Listings include treatment programs for marijuana, cocaine and heroin addiction, as well as drug and alcohol treatment programs for adolescents.
National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center
National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center was created to provide accurate information and immediate assistance for alcoholism, substance abuse, detox, drug addiction, treatment, rehab and chemical dependency. Information and services are provided at no charge.
Other Organizations with Websites to Check Out:
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Emergency Physicians
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Department of Health and Human Services
National Adolescent Health Information Center
National Medical Association
National Mental Health Association