U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Opioids: The Prescription Drug & Heroin Overdose Epidemic
According to the CDC, as of December 2015, 44 people in the United States die each day from prescription opioid overdose. This site includes numerous resources about the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, including information about prevention strategies and a search tool from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for finding treatment facilities.
From the Massachusetts Health and Human Services, this site includes information about the warning signs of Opioid addiction, prevention strategies, and treatment. If you are a resident of the state of Massachusetts, call 1-800-327-5050 for help.
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is dedicated to reducing substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens. The group develops public education campaigns that drive awareness of teen substance abuse, and lead teen-targeted efforts that inspire young people to make positive decisions to stay healthy and avoid drugs and alcohol. On the website, drugfree.org, and through a toll-free helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE), the group provides families with direct support and guidance to help them address teen substance abuse.
For nearly 50 years, Phoenix House has offered support for individuals and families suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Call 1-888-671-9392 if you or a loved one need help.
Featured in the film, Gosnold on Cape Cod offers addiction and mental health treatment; to serve men, women and families affected by these illnesses; and to promote lasting recovery. If you are a resident of Cape Cod and need treatment or support, call 1-888-671-9392.