Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines treatment as “a path of recovery that can involve many interventions and attempts at abstinence. It is offered in different settings, and types of treatment greatly depend on the substances misused, as well as a person’s individual needs and characteristics. Treatment is offered in residential and outpatient programs and can include counseling or other behavioral therapy, family therapy, medication, or a combination of services.”

NYS OASAS Treatment Information

New York State's approach to addiction treatment is person-centered and completely individualized, visit the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Treatment website for information.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Help Line

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call:  1-800-662-HELP (4357).

SAMHSA - What is Substance Abuse Treatment?

What is Substance Abuse Treatment? A booklet for families.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Treatment Approaches

NIDA InfoFacts “Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction”