The Texas Department of State Health Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division funds providers of mental health and substance abuse services who then assist those in need of such services.
What to Expect
When seeking help for substance abuse, Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral Centers (OSARs) are the first point of contact for those seeking substance abuse treatment services. You can call for immediate and confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Following the initial call, available services and treatment plans will vary from person to person.
- If you are faced with a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
- To find substance abuse treatment services in your area, please call, toll free, 1-877-9-NO DRUG (1-877-966-3784) for immediate and confidential help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or contact the Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral Center (OSAR) in your region. OSARs are the first point of contact for those seeking substance abuse treatment services.
- To find substance abuse prevention services in your area, please call, toll free, 1-877-9-NO DRUG (1-877-966-3784) or search online for the nearest substance abuse Prevention Resource Center.
Children and Adolescents
Parents or legal guardians seeking help for minors may use the phone numbers and online searches listed above. For more information on services specifically for children and adolescents, please see our page on youth substance abuse services or our child and adolescent services overview page.