Help and Resources

What is your role in preventing opioid-related overdoses?

Do you know what you can do to help?

  • Learn more about opioids so you can help people who are most at risk for opioid use disorder and overdose in your community.
  • Provide tools and information for healthcare professionals working on overdose prevention and treatment.
  • Help those struggling with opioid use disorder find the right care and treatment.
  • Increase awareness and share best practices with providers and patients in your community.

As a patient, a healthcare provider, or a member of a community you can ensure that the best information is being shared and understood to prevent overdose deaths.

Tools for Patients

Find Substance Abuse Treatment

If you or someone close to you needs help for a substance use disorder, talk to your doctor or call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP or go to SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locatorexternal icon.

Additional Resources

If you have questions about any medicines, call the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poison Help Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

Support for Patients, Family & Friends

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain