What is Addiction?
Prescription opioid abuse and overdose are emerging problems in North Dakota. Opioid Treatment Programs are an effective treatment option for individuals with an addiction to opioid pain medications and/or heroin.
The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
Substance Use Disorder Voucher
The SUD Voucher program was established to address barriers to treatment and increase the ability of people to access treatment and services for substance use disorders.
The Behavioral Health Division licenses substance use disorder treatment programs including opioid treatment programs to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements for the health and safety of individuals being served.
"I envision a bright future for our state. A future where prevention works, treatment is effective and people recover from addiction. And where we unite to help those affected by the disease of addiction." - North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum
Problem Gambling activates reward systems in the brain similar to those activated by alcohol or drugs and produce some behavioral symptoms that are comparable to those produced by substance use disorders. The Behavioral Health Division administers problem gambling funding for the prevention and treatment of gambling disorder.
ND Behavioral Health Planning Council
The Behavioral Health Planning Council evaluates the state’s behavioral health system, advocates, and advises the State of North Dakota regarding the overall behavioral health system of care.
Medication Assisted Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders.
SAPT Block Grant
The Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPT BG) program’s objective is to help plan, implement, and evaluate activities that prevent and treat substance abuse.