Counseling and other recovery supports are helpful for many people with opioid use disorder (OUD). However, current research indicates that counseling and support groups should be offered, but not required, along with medications for OUD. Consider whether you want counseling and/or support groups as part of your recovery process. These services can be integrated into your care at any time. You don’t have to decide immediately if counseling or recovery support groups are right for you.
NOTE: For information about treatment agency status during the COVID-19 pandemic, see the WA Health Care Authority Agency Impact List. Additional information from the HCA about COVID-19 is also available here.
If you’re ready for treatment and/or recovery supports, or just want to learn more, connect with the Washington Recovery Help Line.