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Treatment Provider

Treatment providers assess those facing addiction and provide guidance, resources and assistance relating to prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the primary role of a treatment provider?

Treatment providers assess those facing addiction and provide guidance, resources and assistance relating to prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. They can recommend appropriate options so patients who are entering treatment can start their path toward sobriety.

How do treatment providers interact with parents and kids on substance abuse issues?

Treatment providers serve as the liaison between kids who are in treatment and their parents. Once a child has been given ample time to engage in treatment, a treatment provider typically contacts his or her parents to facilitate open communication between parent and child. They may also provide parents with resources, counseling and assistance related to teen substance abuse.

How can parents reach a treatment provider?

Parents can visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA) website to find a state and local list of licensed, reputable treatment providers and treatment facilities.

Parents can also check out The Partnership at Drugfree.org's free Treatment eBook to learn more information about finding help for a child’s drug or alcohol problem.