For Families
Loved Ones

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.

The best thing you can do is get as much information as possible to help you understand what OUD is. Be sure to learn about options for overdose prevention, safe syringe programs, and recovery.

For Families

About Opioids

Visit our Addiction 101 page on this site and watch the video there. Understanding Opioid Use Disorder as a chronic, treatable disease is the first step.
About Opioid Use Disorder

Overdose Prevention

Learn about life-saving Naloxone, and who should carry it for emergencies. We also have a list of local pharmacies where you can get an overdose reversal kit.
Opioid Use Disorder Prevention


If your loved one with OUD is interested in recovery, show them this site right away and encourage them to contact a providers office and/or a recovery coach. Remember that recovery is a process and there will be victories and setbacks along the way. Your loved one will need support and to know that they are loved whether or not they are in the recovery process.
Opioid Use Disorder Recovery Services

Helpful Links

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: