This is the Magellan website for behavioral health providers
Magellan Health

Substance Use Treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH) estimates that 140,000 people die from alcohol related causes annually. In addition, over 106,000 persons in the U.S. died from drug-involved overdose in 2021, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids.  


Magellan recognizes substance use disorders as chronic conditions—and seeks to coordinate with you to reduce the likelihood of acute events. In this section of our site, you'll learn more about our evidence-based approach that forms the cornerstone of all of our efforts to serve members battling substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder.


Our approach includes:

  • Medication-assisted treatment with the most-effective pharmacological remedies available
  • Care management
  • Clinical interventions
  • Personalized substance use coaching
  • Provider education
  • Improved member self-management.