How to get treatment for substance abuse
If you or a loved one reach a point where you know you need help for substance abuse, it can feel overwhelming to know where to start. Use this page as guide to help you through the process and learn what to expect each step of the way.
Step 1: Call the intake line
The local providers listed below all offer assessments for substance use. Select one and call their intake phone number.
Step 2: Intake makes an appointment with provider
Step 3: Assessment is completed
- Assessments consist of a series of questions covering 6 different dimensions of the individual.
- Risk ratings are given based off information and clinical judgement.
- Recommendations for treatment services are given based off of risk ratings.
Step 4: Provider makes recommendation based on assessment results
For example, they might recommend Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient or Residential treatment.
Step 5: Assessment is sent to an outside referral source if needed, otherwise treatment is started with the assessment providers program.
Step 6: Treatment facility receives referral and completes their intake process to determine if the client is appropriate to engage in their treatment program.
Step 7: Treatment facility contacts client to confirm start date and arrange transportation if needed
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