What You Can Do
Opioid use disorder, or opioid addiction, is a medical condition that can affect any of us anywhere in America; any race, gender, income level, educational level, or social status. It is important to remember that OUD is a complicated, treatable chronic disease.
It’s hard to find anyone in the U.S. who is not aware of the current opioid crisis in our country. Luckily, there’s a lot of great information available for anyone interested in learning more about OUD, prevention, treatment, services and more:
- Center for Disease Control Rx Awareness
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- NAR-ANON Family Support Groups
- SMART Recovery
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Hotline Number: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.