According to numbers made available by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there were more than 23 million people who are in need of substance abuse treatment at the time of the survey. Of those 23 million, less than 13% actually received treatment. One possible reason for this is that people don’t know how to find drug treatment facilities that cater to their special and unique needs.

The U.S. is made up of extremely diverse populations, and members of particular groups or orientations often have trouble finding addiction treatment facilities that offer treatment programs designed with their needs in mind. In fact, many don’t even know that such specialty programs exist and would be surprised to learn that there are drug treatment centers 
that offer special programs that are designed to meet the unique needs of a particular population. Differences between distinctive populations can be significant, and drug treatment programs that don’t acknowledge these differences risk isolating members of these populations. Most people are more comfortable receiving treatment from professionals who understand their culture, language, behavior patterns and customs. People who closely identify with a particular culture or group may have a better chance of success when treated at a facility whose employees and treatment methods reflect the values of their own. Specialized treatment programs include:

  • Co-Occuring Disorders
  • Jail Diversion
  • Suboxone
  • vivitrol
  • LGBT
  • Pet Friendly
  • Gender Specific
  • Adolescents
  • Christian Trac