On October 30, Jim Carroll, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced that the Trump Administration launched a new website assisting consumers seeking addiction treatment services. The website is FindTreatment.gov. The tool can be accessed for those seeking treatment for themselves or for others. According to Mr. Carroll, finding timely access to the appropriate resources and services is critical for those who require care; the new locator tool supports the potentially difficult and complex process of accessing care.
The locator allows treatment facilities to be sorted into categories based on the type of treatment that is offered such as treatment for co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders, as well as virtual telemedicine care. The locator can also be filtered based on payment options, age, languages, and access to medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Currently, over 13,000 state-licensed addiction treatment facilities are available in the locator.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy seeks to reduce drug use and the associated consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of U.S. drug policy. The Office of National Drug Control Policy also provides administrative and financial support to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.
This was reported by the Office of National Drug Control Policy on October 30, 2019.
Contact information: Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20500; Website: www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/