Prescription drug abuse is a preventable and treatable illness. Work with your Regional Prevention Coordinator to find out how you can get involved with local strategies that will make a difference. If you are someone who is looking for treatment, for yourself or a loved-one, please know that there are appropriate treatment services available to assist with recovery.
- If you or someone you know is in a crisis situation and are in need of immediate assistance, particularly if experiencing trouble breathing or overdose may have occurred, please dial “911” immediately or contact your local emergency first responders.
- If you or someone you know is experiencing unwanted side effects from taking prescription pain medication, contact the prescribing physician. Remember that signs of an overdose can include slow, shallow breathing, clammy skin, and/or is unable to awaken. An antidote is available that can reverse the overdose.
- If you are seeking treatment services, call “211” to access 24-hour assistance with linking to local providers. You may also talk to your family physician, local behavioral health providers including community mental health centers, community hospital, your insurance provider, clergy, family and friends. It is important to talk about the issue and begin the process. There are concerned, caring individuals who want to help.
Use the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to find services near you.