The following resources may help you find and choose a treatment option.
Addiction Resource Center - The ARC supports patients, families, and providers with critical information about addiction and connects them to quality treatment and recovery resources through a database vetted by Addiction Policy Forum. The ARC includes a free, confidential helpline available 24/7: 883-301-HELP (4357).
Family Resource Center - A directory of resources backed by various degrees of scientific support to those that come from the most notable, national sources. It is a place to start getting informed about how to prevent drug or alcohol use, intervene early, find treatment and support adolescents in addiction recovery.
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse - A national non-profit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. Includes How to Find Quality Addiction Treatment.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - This website provides information to parents on how to spot teen drug use and what to do when a teen is using drugs. The Partnership offers one on one support to parents as well resources for individuals that want to make a change in their community. Check out the Partnership's resource, What to Look for – and What to Avoid – when Searching for an Addiction Treatment Program.
Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask - This guide published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.
Chemical Slavery: Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Drug Epidemic by Robert L. DuPont, MD covers two crucial topics: First, the national drug epidemic including an understanding of its evolution to become a national emergency, and the science of addiction and recovery. Second, Dr. DuPont presents his experience-based guide to the intimate, day-to-day struggle with the disease of addiction from prevention to lasting recovery. This book shows the ways in which these two domains of addiction, the national and the personal, are intertwined and can be both understood and managed.