In case of EMERGENCY, dial 911
What to do if you witness an overdose (after you call 911): Opioid Overdose Resuscitation
For an overdose or other poison emergency or question anywhere in the U.S. call 1-800-222-1222
Who to contact for meetings and help services:
- The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a toll-free and confidential hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing assistance in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357).
- Call 2-1-1.org
Call 2-1-1 for information on where to get help in your community.
The implementation of 2-1-1 is spearheaded by United Ways and information and referral agencies in states and local communities.
- If you have questions or are seeking information related to the role of medication in treating opioid use disorder, the following interactive tool may help. The tool, called Decision in Recovery, was developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and provides treatment options for those with opioid substance use disorders. Click Here to use the interactive tool and accompanying handbook.
- Narcotics Anonymous: www.na.org/
- To find a Narcotics Anonymous meeting: click here
- Alcoholics Anonymous: www.aa.org/
- To find and Alcoholics Anonymous meeting: click here
- Two Support Groups in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
A Different Kind of Grief support group begins September11, 2013. This is a support group for family and friends who have a loved one who has died from addiction. For more information Click Here
- Courageous Caregivers begins September 16, 2013. It is a support group for family, loved ones and friends of those struggling with opioid addiction and abuse. Examples of opioid abuse of narcotic pain pills include Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Opana, Perocet, Vicodin and the drug heroin. For more information Click Here
- For support groups in Massachusetts, see Learn to Cope