On Oct. 30, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration launched a new website, FindTreatment.gov, to help people struggling with substance abuse and addiction locate treatment centers and to provide them with additional resources.
According to an HHS news release, the website will help connect Americans looking for substance abuse treatment with approximately 13,000 locations across the United States. It will also allow visitors to search for treatment based on their payment options, age, sexual orientation and more.
FindTreatment.gov is designed to assist in locating the following examples of treatment:
- Residential treatment, or live-in care, lasting for a month up to one year;
- Outpatient treatment, or treatment at a program site while the patient continues to live on their own;
- Detoxification, or supervised withdrawal from substance use; and
- Interim care when immediate admission to other care isn’t available.