Substance Use Disorder
Find Help for Substance Use Disorder
Recovery is a process, and there are bound to be some bumps in your path. You have strengths and you can overcome your addiction by learning how to cope in ways that are constructive. There is a whole community of people in recovery, treatments that works with your effort, and people that will support you wherever you are on your journey.
The Salt Lake County local mental health authority (LMHA) is responsible for providing community mental health and substance use disorder services. The County does not offer any direct services, but works with their administrator, OptumHealth SLCO to contract with a network of over 400 local providers to offer services. The Salt Lake County behavioral health website offers information on services, answers questions, and identifies the County leadership for behavioral health services.
The Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health is the State agency responsible for ensuring that prevention and treatment services for substance abuse and mental health are available statewide. If you, a friend, or family member is struggling with a mental health problem or a problem with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs there is help available. Hope and recovery are possible. The Utah Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council (UBHPAC) is held on the last Monday of each month at the State Offices in Salt Lake City. They encourage attendance and feedback from individuals that have/are receiving services and family members. For more information contact Jenn Oxborrow at 801-538-4519 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Face and Voices of Recovery (FAVR) is a national organization that has organized the recovery community. For too long those most affected by alcohol and other drug problems have been absent from the public policy debate. FAVR offers information, education and assists local communities with Recovery Day and Rally for Recovery. The site also offers the stories of individuals that have gotten treatment for SUD and are in sustained recovery.
The Addiction Project was produced by HBO in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). It covers the topic of addiction thoroughly offering education, resources, and treatment options for adolescents and adults. It also offers ideas on how to cope with the stigma and discrimination associated with substance use disorders (SUD). The site offers many short videos and a feature length film that explores addiction.