Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders (SAMHSA)

Three Steps to Accessing Care:

  1. If you have insurance: Contact your insurer. Ask about your coverage and whether they have a network of preferred providers for you to use.If you don’t have insurance: Each state has funding to provide treatment for people without insurance coverage. Find where to call for information about payment for services at:
  2. Review the websites of the providers and see if they have the five signs of quality treatment detailed below.
  3. Call for an appointment. If they can’t see you or your family member within 48 hours, find another provider. One indicator of quality is the ability to get an appointment quickly. Many programs offer walk-in services. Look for programs that can get you or a family member into treatment quickly.

A publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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