About Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorders (SUD) involve the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causing clinically significant impairment including health problems, legal issues, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. This disorder is common, recurrent and often serious, but SUD is treatable, and many people do recover with the right treatment and support. 

About Substance Use Disorder

The Division of Behavioral Health’s (DBH) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services Program provides statewide treatment and recovery support services for qualifying individuals and families struggling with the disease of addiction.  We support a client-centered approach to treatment and require that our service providers all use evidence-based practices when treating for addiction.  We offer an array of services including outpatient and residential treatment, as well as recovery support services such as safe and sober housing and transportation. Eligible clients will be assessed to determine what level of care and what array of supports they need to start a life of recovery.   

Individuals looking for help can call 800-922-3406, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. MT for a confidential screening to determine eligibility for our services.

Opioid information

An opioid is a strong medication used to treat moderate to severe short-term or chronic pain. Heroin and illicitly-manufactured fentanyl are examples of non-prescription opioids. Opioid use disorder or dependence can develop with prolonged use of opioids. DBH offers medication assisted treatment, psycho-social therapy, and recovery support services for individuals seeking recovery.  

If you are looking for help to quit using opioids, call 800-922-3406, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. MT for a confidential screening to determine eligibility for our services.

Idaho Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, a time to celebrate the progress that those in substance use disorder recovery have made throughout the year. Recovery Month is a time to unify and empower those individuals, families, friends, and peers throughout Idaho’s communities.

Recovery Month is also a perfect time to work together to reduce the stigma that surrounds substance use disorders and engage in alcohol and drug-free activities together.

Throughout the month of September and beyond, we are encouraging communities to come together to show support for those in recovery, remember people we have lost, and recognize that we are all in this together. 

Recovery Month also celebrates organizations and providers who have given support and dedication to those in recovery. It is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the resilience of our citizens, communities, regions, towns, and cities. Recovery is for everyone.

To find out more about what is happening in your community, resources for events, and other information to help you celebrate, review this year’s Recovery Month resources.

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