This is the Magellan website for behavioral health providers
Magellan Health

Substance Use Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH) one in four deaths can be attributed to alcohol, tobacco, and illicit or prescription drug use, while in 2016 over 64,000 Americans died by drug overdose.


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.