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Addiction & Treatment Resources

This resource section is designed to offer assistance to the public in learning about addiction and guidance when seeking treatment. Addiction is a disease that impacts society on multiple levels. Whether directly or indirectly, every community and every family is affected.

In 2021, an estimated 46.3 million (16.5%) people in the US aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD).

Understanding Addiction

Become educated about drugs of abuse and the statistics surrounding them, and learn how to tell when someone may have a substance use disorder (SUD). Get the facts on the science behind addiction, how it affects the brain, and the widespread myths of this disease. 

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Navigating the Different Types of Treatment

Addiction treatment may take a variety of forms and last for varying lengths of time, depending on each person’s history of substance use and the types of substances misused. Click here to learn about evidence-based practices, levels of care, and read answers to the FAQs about treatment. 

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Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Provider

It can be challenging to differentiate trusted treatment services from more suspect organizations. When seeking treatment, it is important to know what to look for in a provider. Learn more about how to search for quality treatment through important questions to ask, proper credentials, treatment center accreditation and licensing requirements, and other indicators of treatment quality. Make sure to use NAATP's Treatment Selection Guide to use when assisting individuals and/or loved ones searching for appropriate treatment.

Learn More About Quality Indicators

Find Addiction Treatment Near You

For those seeking high-quality addiction treatment centers in their area, NAATP has created an Addiction Industry Directory (AID). This comprehensive resource lists all NAATP members; these organizations have agreed to abide by NAATP’s Code of Ethics with respect to service delivery and marketing efforts.

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