Substance Use Disorders
The inappropriate use of substances is one of America's top preventable health issues. We all play a role in helping stop this growing problem. These resources and tips are designed to help you do your part.
Promoting Hope, Health and Healing
- Where Can I Find Treatment? Treatment and services are available for individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders. Find help
Just like with medical care, accessing the proper substance use disorder treatment requires screening and assessment. Learn More
Having support during and after treatment is essential to maintaining recovery. Peer support is a great way to get the support you or a loved one may need. Get Support
In addition to peer support, other resources include support groups for people in recovery and their friends and family. Support Groups
Conferences & Events
Various evidence-based prevention and treatment conferences, events and training opportunities take place throughout the year. The public may attend many of these events. Get Info
A screening and/or assessment is required prior to receiving treatment services. All local treatment providers conduct their own screenings and assessments. In medical settings, Screening, Brief Interventions and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an effective public health approach.
Utah has a continuum of substance use disorder services including prevention, treatment and recovery support.
The cost of treatment services are based on a "sliding fee scale," according to your your income level. The fees associated with training, education and certification are different than those for treatment services.
Effective substance use disorder treatment consists of the following elements:
- Person-centered (individualized treatment)
- The use of evidence based practices that meet the client's needs
- Gender specific, trauma-informed services
- Safety of the individual
- Trustworthiness of the provider
- Ongoing clinical supervision
- Medication assisted recovery
Peer Support Services
Peer Support Services are are provided by trained individuals with lived experience who are in recovery from their own or a family member's mental health and/or substance use disorder.
Adult Peer Support Services
Adult Peer Support is provided by Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS). They have progressed in their own recovery and are willing to utilize that experience to help others. They work alongside other mental health and substance use professionals to improve the quality of life of those they serve.Click here for more information about Certified Peer Support Specialists.
Children, Youth and Family Peer Support Services
Family Peer Support is provided by Family Resource Facilitators (FRF) who are family members of individuals with complex needs. FRFs act as advocates and resource coordinators for children, youth and families. FRFs are located throughout the State of Utah and work in partnership with multiple community providers.Click here for more information about Family Resource Facilitators.
For more information or any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact our office at(801) 538-3939.
There are many organizations that provide support and education to provide assistance to people in recovery.
If you would like to list your recovery support organization, please contact the DSAMH public information office at (801) 538-4410.
Conferences & Events
DSAMH offers or sponsors a wide variety of training/certification classes: