Resources for Substance Use

About Substance Use

Substance use disorder is a pattern of continuous substance use despite significant disruption of lifestyle and can involve alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, opioids, sedatives, and other substances. If you are using a substance more than you originally intended, spend significant amounts of time obtaining, using, or recovering, experience increased tolerance or withdrawals, or are experiencing increasing physical or psychological problems due to substance use you may benefit from contacting a resource below.

Best Self Behavioral Health

Features comprehensive programs open to adults, children, and families that include mental health counseling, substance use disorders, crisis intervention, health monitoring, peer services, case management, and psychiatric rehabilitation. No referral needed, walk-in and same day appointments are available.   

Medicaid, insurances, and sliding scale based on income.

Vary by Location

BryLin Outpatient Substance Abuse Services

Outpatient program available to adults age 18 or older focused on symptom reduction, coping skill development, and support. Services offered include: psychiatric assessment, individual and group therapy, medication management, crisis intervention, substance use, and more.

Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, and sliding scale.

9am - 8pm M-Th; 9am - 5pm F

Monsignor Carr Clinics/Catholic Charities

Nonsectarian comprehensive psychiatric and social work services available to children ages 5 and up, adolescents, and adults. Services include counseling and mental health, family and parent resources, domestic violence, immigration, multisystemic therapy, workforce education, basic needs, and chemical dependency treatment.

Sliding scale and insurance reimbursement.

M-T 8am - 8pm, F 8am - 4:45pm

ECMC Chemical Dependency Services

Comprehensive alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation services with inpatient and multiple outpatient facilities. Assessments are available daily which help determine the most appropriate level of care, design treatment plans, and coordinate referrals in Erie county.   

Most forms of insurance accepted, sliding scale rates also available based on ability to pay.

Evaluations 8am-2am every day

Horizon Health Services

Outpatient, residential, and inpatient treatment services for substance use disorder are available with specialized programs provided for adolescents, young adults, and women. Services include treatment of alcohol, opiate, benzodiazepine, cocaine, and other substance dependencies. Medically supervised inpatient detoxification available at Horizon Village Terrace House.

Central Intake: 716-831-1800

Horizon Village Terrace House: 716-854-2444

Medicaid and most other forms of insurance, sliding scale.

Vary by location

Spectrum Health & Human Services Inc

Comprehensive care for adults, children, and adolescents that offers psychiatric and mental health counseling, substance use, crisis response, home health care coordination, vocational services, co-integrated services, and PROS program.

Medicaid, medicare and most other forms of insurance accepted, varies based on location and program. Sliding scale available for those without insurance.

Vary by location

City of Buffalo Division of Substance Abuse Services

Substance abuse counseling for adolescents and adults. Vocational, education, and HIV/AID counseling also available.

Contact for Fees/Insurance.

8:30-4:30 M, W, F; 8:30-7 Tu, Th