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The AD Psychotherapy & Clinical Consulting offers counseling, medication assisted therapy, intensive outpatient program, aftercare support, and is a Medicaid provider. To learn more visit the link or call (801) 233-8577.


Dr. Darlene Petersen and Dr. Paula Cook are board certified addiction medicine and family medicine physicians providing evidence based education, clinical pearls and resources to physicians, residents and students while striving to destigmatize the treatment of addiction in our medical culture and save lives.


Tune in to learn about the latest treatments for all things addiction. Join us as we conduct expert interviews, review clinical pearls and best practices and discuss the latest updates in addiction medicine.


No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

The Family Support Center - (801) 955-9110 - offers parenting classes, anger management, father support, low cost (sliding scale) counseling, and mentors.


The Family Support Center also provides a Crisis Nursery. The crisis nursery is a 24/7 helpline for emergency childcare (ages 0-11), with three locations (Sugarhouse, West Valley, Midvale) call (801) 967-4259 in advance.


The Family Support Center also homes the Lifestart Village that is a affordable housing program for single parents (transitional housing, permanent supportive housing). For more information call (801) 635-8142 or visit the link above.

Harm Reduction/Needle Exchange

Utah Harm Reduction Coalition (UHRC) 801-569-1995, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm 

Needle Exchange & Disease prevention, Outpatient (Medicaid accepted)

HMHI mental and behavioral health services offer patient-centered care to treat all aspects of the individual—biological, psychological, social, and spiritual—elements essential to achieving balance in mental health. They aim to challenge and change the stigmas surrounding mental illness through compassionate care, collaborative research, and community involvement. 

Crisis Line: (801) 587-3000

Medication Treatment for Opioid Use

Project Reality (801) 872-4656, 449 E. 2100 S.  SLC; (801) 364-8080, 700 S. 150 E. SLC.  6:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday thru Thursday.

Clinical Consultants (801) 233-8670, three locations along the Wasatch front - guide clients along path of strength and wellness, and support them in their treatment and recovery.

Martindale Clinic (801) 428-3500, 340 E. 100 S. SLC, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - substance abuse services for teens, adults, mothers with children, fathers with children.

Discovery House (801) 872-4656, four locations along Wasatch front - specialize in the treatment of opioid dependency in individuals 18 and older.

SUPeRAD (801) 213-4500, (801) 581-8425 5126 W Daybreak Pkwy, South Jordan/50 N. Medical Drive SLC -treatment for pregnant women with substance use disorders.

Community Health Centers  ,8 locations, not all provide medication treatment, call to inquire (bilingual, sliding scale, refugee services, behavioral health, dental).

Cottonwood Medical Clinic, (801) 281-5775, 6671 S. Redwood Rd, Suite 110, West Jordan - support groups, education: naloxone, suboxone, opioid taper.

Sacred Circle Healthcare, (801) 359-2256, 660 S. 200 E. SLC, Behavioral and mental healthcare, native resource center

The Pregnancy Resource Center (801) 363-5433 - Provides peer support, medical services, incentive-based parenting classes, and father mentoring. 

After hours helpline: (800) 712-4357

The Salt Lake County Health Department works to protect and improve the well-being of all county residents by preventing disease, illness, and injury and by impacting social, economic, and environmental factors fundamental to excellent health.


The Salt Lake County Health Department also provides the WIC (Women, Infant, & Children) Program that is a supplemental nutrition program. To learn more or to apply call (801) 942-5437 or follow the link above. 


The Salt Lake County Health Department also works to provide the Low Cost Car Seat Program that offers a low cost car seat, installation, and inspection. To learn more or to apply call (385) 468-5277 or follow the link above. 

Steward Community Connection makes it easy to search for free or reduced cost services and programs like food, housing, transportation and support groups in your community.

For more opioid use/abuse information, support, and treatment information visit their site linked to the left.

If a person in the Salt Lake Valley needs SUD resources for themselves or someone they know they call 2-1-1 to receive resource information or assistance navigating services. A specialist will provide available resource information. If the caller agrees and would like further information, a 2-1-1 staff member will follow up in 1-3 days to check-in and offer additional support if necessary.

University of Utah Addiction Recovery Services

They provide behavioral therapies, medication management (when appropriate), experiential therapies, family therapy, and aftercare support to help participants gain skills to handle and balance family, community and work life situations, and to help prevent relapse. They offer several programs to meet each individuals specific treatment needs.

(801) 583-2500

The University of Utah Interim Group Services offers recovery support, multiple peer groups, peer coaching, and family support. Call (801) 590-6556 or visit the link to learn more.

Take a look inside the brains of mice on drugs! Every drug of abuse has its own unique molecular mechanism. You’ll learn how these various drugs disrupt the synapse to make the user feel “high”.

Use Only as Directed is an organization committed to changing the way we think about opioids with a three-part solution: First, speak out by talking with your doctor or dentist before you take an opioid for pain as physical dependence to opioids can happen in just seven days. Second, opt out by treating pain in other ways that are often more effective and have fewer risks and side effects. Third, throw out and safely dispose of your unused or expired prescription opioids today. To see all the drop box locations in Utah and to learn, visit their site.

Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Prescription Overdoses

The UDOH serves the residents of Utah across their entire lifespan, from healthy pregnancies to preventing falls among older adults and everything in between. They work closely with Utah’s 13 local health departments and numerous community partners to create healthy environments to live, work, and play in and to ensure access to quality health care.  UDOH will also give information on opioid overdose and prevention.


The UDOH also works to provide the Baby Your Baby Program that provides temporary (presumptive medicaid), referrals, and resources. To apply and/or learn more call (800) 826-9662 or follow the link above.

The Utah Department of Workforce Services - (866) 435-7414 - serves hundreds of thousands of Utahns from various backgrounds with different types of needs. Services include:


Childcare Assistance: Child care cost assistance program. Call (866) 435-7414 or visit the link above to learn more about elegibility and application information. 


SNAP (Food Stamp Program): EBT/food stamp nutrition program. To learn more, call (801) 526-0950 or visit the link above.\


TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families): Financial assistance program. For application assistance or eligibility information call (801) 526-9675.

Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)

DSAMH was created as Utah’s substance abuse and mental health authority. They oversee the publicly funded prevention and treatment system. If you, a friend, or family member is living with a mental health illness or a problem with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, there is help available.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

Medicaid is a source of health care coverage for Utah’s vulnerable populations. Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical services for low-income pregnant women, children, individuals who are elderly or have a disability, parents and women with breast or cervical cancer. To find more about elegibility and application information call (801) 538-6155 or follow the link to the left. 

Utah Naloxone is committed to increasing access to naloxone to prevent opioid overdose death in Utah. Visit their site or call (385) 495-9050 to obtain a Naloxone kit and/or to learn more.

This training describes what opioids are and how they work, the signs of an
opioid overdose, what naloxone is and how it works, when and how to use
naloxone and Utah laws related to naloxone.


It will take 15-20 minutes to complete this online training.


This training is intended for the public, first responders, and public
safety officers to complete. Upon completion, participates will receive a
Naloxone for Opioid Overdose 101 Certificate of Completion.

They serve areas in the Northern half of Utah, including major cities: Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Orem, Heber City, Vernal, Logan, and the cities and towns nearby. They offer support and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings.


For general and regional narcotics anonymous information and a printable meeting calendar, and a meeting location map visit the links or call (801) 252-5326.

Their mission is to prevent and minimize adverse health effects from a poison exposure through education, service, and research.


Poison Control Hotline: (800) 222-1222.

USARA serves thousands of individuals recovering from the effects of substance use disorders on the person, families, and the community. USARA is Utah’s premier Recovery Resource Community Center. The primary message they communicate is that recovery is possible and there are no dreams that are unattainable.


(385) 210-0320

Valley Behavioral Health offers a myraid of continuum treatment programs. Valley Behavioral Health is a Medicaid provider. To learn more call (888) 949-4864 or visit their website linked to the left.


National Resources

ASAM is a professional medical society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. They’re dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

AMERSA is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to improve health and well-being through interdisciplinary leadership in substance use education, research, clinical care and policy.

Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is an important number that helps determine the level of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream. The higher the BAC, the more alcohol is likely to have an impact on everything from coordination and balance to emotions and brain function. Controlling your alcohol intake and watching your BAC levels can help prevent harm both to yourself and to others. To make tracking your BAC levels easier, consider using this BAC calculator. A BAC calculator will help do the math for you, providing an estimate of your current blood alcohol content.

The mission of CSAP is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches. CSAP works with federal, state, public, and private organizations to develop comprehensive prevention systems.

Center on Addiction

The Center on Addiction’s mission is to transform how our nation addresses addiction. They are the only national nonprofit committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery.

CPDD provides a national and international forum for scientists of diverse backgrounds to advance the understanding of molecular-neurobiological aspects of addictive disorders and, by the application of new scientific knowledge, to improve and develop treatments utilizing novel behavioral and pharmacological therapies.

Counting Sheep aims to improve sleep hygiene, sleeping habits, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of unbiased and free resources. aims to provide educational content and recovery resources to those struggling with alcohol abuse and drug addiction. They offer original content that explores the causes and effects of addiction and covers news and notable trends in addiction treatment, as well as developments in national and state drug policies.

MTF is a survey that has measured drug and alcohol use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)

NCADI serves as a resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.

NIAAA is one of 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.

NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

The site was founded by victims of drug and alcohol abuse with the objective of creating the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for parents, children, friends, and society as a whole on drug abuse and mental health related issues.

Prescribe to Prevent was compiled by several naloxone access and overdose prevention advocates to make naloxone available to patients and the community.

Project Know aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as those suffering from addiction, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content, and a national directory of teen resources, addiction therapists, treatment centers, and sober living providers, to educate.

SAMHSA's Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.

SAMHSA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

The Suicide Prevention Center offers various resources to save lives. This includes a recently updated After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools resource, as well as other important resources for prevention and intervention in schools to support youth at risk. Their national Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide provides crucial guidance for news outlets on how to cover suicide safely.

The CDC’s mission is to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.