There are many options that have been successful in treating drug addiction, including behavioral counseling; medication; medical devices and applications used to treat withdrawal symptoms or deliver skills training; evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety; and long-term follow-up to prevent relapse.
A range of care with a tailored treatment program and follow-up options can be crucial to success. Treatment should include both medical and mental health services as needed. Follow-up care may include community- or family-based recovery support systems. Read the DrugFacts
- MEDLINEplus Health Information on Substance Use Disorders (National Library of Medicine, NIH)
- Healthfinder.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Clinical trials are research studies in human volunteers conducted to answer specific health questions. Learn about the NIH-sponsored clinical trials available to you.
- NIDA Clinical Trial Locator - answer a few simple questions and get contact information for Clinical Trials near you.
- NIH Director’s Blog on Treatment
- Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Help (HHS)
- Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal (Federal Trade Commission)
- Treatment Improvement Protocol: Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (SAMHSA)
- Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants (SAMHSA)
Resources to Help Curb Adolescent Drug Use:
- Keeping Youth Drug Free (SAMHSA)
- Opioids and Adolescents (Office of Adolescent Health)
- Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: Summary
- Video: "Adolescent Substance Use, Addiction, and Treatment" with Sarah Bagley, M.D. (Office of Adolescent Health)
Therapy Manuals For Cocaine Addiction (Archives):
- Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction (Manual 1)
- Community Reinforcement Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction (Manual 2)
- Individual Drug Counseling Approach to Treat Cocaine Addiction: The Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study Model (Manual 3)
- Counseling for Cocaine Addiction: The Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study Model (Manual 4)
- Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse (Manual 5)