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.
Resources When You Need Them Most
The Addiction Resource Hub is a free state-of-the-art searchable tool for those seeking help and support for addiction anywhere in the United States. It provides individuals, families, and professionals vital information customized to fit their unique needs. This includes resources specific to prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support efforts in communities across the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find practical information related to the administration of Naloxone.
The Overdose-Reversing Drug Naloxone
Information for patients, the public, prescribers, substance use disorder treatment providers, and pharmacists.
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.