is up and running, helping individuals locate substance use disorder treatment facilities across the U.S. More than 13,000 sites across the U.S. are included.
The website is operated by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which is part of U.S. Health and Human Services.
The site is easy to use but fairly sophisticated in that its users can pick the type of treatment they’re looking for (outpatient, inpatient, residential, etc.), the type of payment the facility accepts (private insurance, Medicaid, free care, and more), any special program required (for Veterans, LGBT, or those hard of hearing), and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment options offered. In announcing the site, SAMHSA noted that in 2019, estimates suggest 1.27 million Americans are receiving MOUD treatment (which SAMHSA refers to as medication-assisted treatment) – a 38% increase from an estimated 921,000 Americans in 2016.