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Substance Use Treatment

Information and resources to find Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment providers, support groups, assessments, and guides for getting treatment. Regardless of your financial situation, SUD treatment is available, addressing not only addiction but also the underlying factors. Our contracted agencies offer a range of services, including assessment and referral, detoxification, counseling, and more, to support your journey to recovery.


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Crisis Help

If you are in crisis please call the 24-hour UNI crisis line at (801) 587-3000.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or are concerned about a loved one who may be having suicidal thoughts, please call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or you can visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline website at For more information regarding suicide and prevention, please visit

SUD Treatment Services Information

Substance abuse or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment is available to all citizens of Salt Lake County regardless of their ability to pay. Treatment fees are adjusted for every income level.

Substance abuse treatment addresses and seeks to remedy the many factors and issues which cause people to become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Treatment teaches coping strategies for dealing with drug cravings and dealing with relapse if and when it occurs. Treatment has been shown to reduce drug use by up to 60 percent. Success rates for treatment are comparable to those of any other chronic illness such as diabetes or asthma.

The following services are provided by contracted agencies:

  • Fee Discount Assessment and Referral
  • Detoxification
    • Medical
    • Social
    • Methadone
  • Outpatient counseling
  • Day treatment
  • Residential support
  • Residential treatment
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Women with dependents
  • Transitional Housing

SUD (substance use disorder) programs must admit clients according to the following priorities:

  1. Pregnant and female-parenting injecting drug users
  2. Pregnant and female-parenting substance abusers
  3. Injecting drug users
  4. HIV positive drug users
  5. Special revenue contract clients including DORA, Family Dependency Drug Court, State Supervision, etc.
  6. Referrals from VOA Detox/Day Treatment and Salt Lake County Treatment Unit
  7. All other substance abusers

*** Residential treatment is a level of care that entails that the client lives (resides) within a treatment facility for a specified duration of care. There are three different levels of residential treatment. An assessment is completed by a licensed mental health therapist, along with input from the client, that will determine the level of care recommended. Residential treatment programs usually include group and individual therapy sessions and are staffed 24 hours a day. These centers are NOT lock down facilities.

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Treatment for Youth

Youth counseling and treatment services for Substance Use are available for eligible youth and families residing in Salt Lake County. Assessments for services will provide recommended level of care.