Opioid or Substance Misuse

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid or substance misuse, find ways to get free and confidential treatment referrals, as well as information about substance use, prevention and recovery.

If you're struggling with opioid or substance misuse, find ways to get free and confidential treatment referrals, as well as information about substance use, prevention and recovery.

If you're in immediate physical danger, please contact 911 in the US or local emergency services outside the US, for help.

If you're struggling with opioid or substance misuse, we want you to know there are things you can do right now that may help you:

  • Call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Helpline for free and confidential information and treatment referrals, in English and Spanish:
    • 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Visit SAMHSA’s Treatment Facility Locator, which provides a comprehensive listing of drug and alcohol treatment programs across the United States.
  • Visit Facing Addiction with NCADD's Addiction Resource Hub, which can help you find treatment options in your area, including resources for housing and other services.
  • Contact someone you trust like a friend, family member, counselor or teacher, who may be able to provide support.
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If you’re concerned that a friend or family member has a problem with opioid or substance misuse because of photos or other things they've posted on Instagram, there are things you can do to help. If someone you know is in immediate physical danger, please contact 911 in the US or local emergency services outside the US for help.

If the danger isn't immediate:

  • Call or encourage your friend to call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Helpline for free and confidential information and treatment referrals in English and Spanish:
    • 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Tell your friend about SAMHSA’s Treatment Facility Locator, which provides a comprehensive listing of drug and alcohol treatment programs across the United States.
  • Provide support to this person or contact a family member, friend, counselor or teacher, who may be able to provide support.
  • For more information about how you can help support your friend, visit SAMHSA.

If you're a parent or caregiver concerned about a family member's substance use, you can contact the Partnership for Drug Free Kids and connect with one of their specialists to help develop an action plan for you and your family by using one of the following methods (available in English and Spanish):

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