In 2021, approximately 43.7 million people aged 12 or older (15.6% of the population) needed substance use treatment in the past year. However, only 6.8% of them received substance use treatment at a specialty facility (2021 DT 5.39B).*1 Review these research-based guides for helpful information on addiction treatment.
- First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders – Learn from this guide for health care providers about research, best practices, and implementation challenges when addressing first-episode psychosis and co-occurring substance use disorders from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- Centers of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions – Find toolkits, guidelines, and resources for treating substance use in integrated care settings.
- Research Report: Therapeutic Communities – This report discusses a common, long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders called therapeautic communies, including how they treat populations with special needs and their integration into the criminal justice system.
More Treatment Resources
- Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
- Treatment Materials for Patients
- SAMHSA’s ATTC Network – Learn more about innovative, evidence-based treatment and recovery practices and programs.
*The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on data collection for the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). For more information, please see the 2021 NSDUH Frequently Asked Questions from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- Substance Abuse Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Results from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables, SAMHSA. Accessed January 2023.