SAMHSA National Helpline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA is government agency leading public health efforts to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Its National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. It’s confidential, free, and available 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year in English and Spanish. Callers can order free publications and other information. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, SAMHSA will refer you to state-funded treatment programs and/or facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid or charge on a sliding fee scale. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating healthcare providers and facilities.

Decisions In Recovery

Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

This handbook provides guidance on using the web-based, multimedia tool Decisions in Recovery: Medications for Opioid Addiction. This handbook and the web-based tool offer information about medication-assisted treatment. Both resources help people living with opioid use disorder compare treatment options and discuss their preferences with a provider.

US Department of Health & Human Services

Opioids: The Prescription Drug & Heroin Overdose Epidemic

This website contains a number of resources related to the opioid epidemic, including treatment and recovery finders, drug and pain medication facts, and addiction prevention strategies.

National Urban League

Affiliate Finder

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. It has 88 affiliates providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of people nationwide.

Facing Addiction in America

Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

This first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on alcohol, drugs, and health reviews what we know about substance misuse, and how you can use that knowledge.

Harm Reduction Coalition

Administer Naloxone

Find practical information related to the administration of Naloxone.

Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose

The Overdose-Reversing Drug Naloxone 

Information for patients, the public, prescribers, substance use disorder treatment providers, and pharmacists.

NIH Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Information on opioid overdose reversal with Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio).


Stronger Than Addiction

Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation that addiction causes families through education and policy changes.