Resources

The United States is in the midst of a prescription opioid overdose epidemic.

On October 26, 2017 HHS Acting Secretary Declared a Public Health Emergency to Address National Opioid Crisis. Each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 140 Americans die from drug overdoses, 91 specifically due to opioids. 52,404 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2015, and preliminary numbers indicate at least 64,000 died in 2016.  

Recognize the signs

Painkillers, Narcotic Misuse, and Addiction

The addict is invisible. This is the unfortunate reality of this epidemic. 

Awareness

Get more information to raise your awareness  The intent of this film is to help curb the needless continuation of the epidemic involving opiate addiction. We hope these resources assist you. 

Dispose of Unused Prescriptions

When drugs go unused they need to be disposed of properly. 

Follow this link to find a location in Colorado 

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Opioid Treatment Program Directory

Find treatment programs in your state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, at dpt2.samhsa.gov/treatment/.


SAMHSA's National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889
Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.


Veteran's Crisis Line

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Website: www.veteranscrisisline.net

Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.


Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990
Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.


Drug-Free Workplace

1-800-WORKPLACE (967-5752)
Website: www.samhsa.gov/workplace/resources/drug-free-helpline

Assists employers and union representatives with policy development, drug testing, employee assistance, employee education, supervisor training, and program implementation.


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Find alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country at findtreatment.samhsa.gov.


Buprenorphine Physician & Treatment Program Locator

Find information on locating physicians and treatment programs authorized to treat opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, at www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/physician-program-data/treatment-physician-locator.


Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

Find treatment programs in your state that treat recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and other conditions at www.samhsa.gov/esmi-treatment-locator.