National Directory Updated and Available
National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs 2009, updated and recently released from SAMHSA, provides information on thousands of alcohol and drug treatment programs located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 5 U.S. territories.
The National Directory includes a nationwide inventory of public and private substance abuse and alcoholism treatment programs and facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved by substance abuse agencies in each state.
Organized in a state-by-state format, the National Directory is a quick reference for health care providers, social workers, managed care organizations, and the general public. It provides information on more than 11,000 community substance abuse treatment programs.
Important information on levels of care and types of facilities includes those with programs for adolescents, persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women.
In addition, information is available on forms of payment accepted, special language services available with select providers, and whether methadone or buprenorphine therapy is offered.
The updated directory complements SAMHSA’s internet-based Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator — the online service, which is updated regularly. The online “Locator” may contain more current information. It provides searchable road maps to the nearest treatment facilities, complete addresses, phone numbers, and specific information on services available.
The electronic, searchable version of the National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs is available on the SAMHSA Web site.