Get the facts on the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and codeine, and the illegal opioid, heroin. Read More....

What does withdrawal from heroin look like? The answer is here!

What is Narcan?

​Narcan Nasal Spray is indicated for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. It is intended for immediate administration as emergency therapy in settings where opioids may be present. (​)

Where can I get a Narcan Nasal Spray?
Narcan is a prescription drug and you should talk to your healthcare provider. More information on how to get Narcan can be found here.

What if my loved one won't get help?
It is always difficult to watch as someone you love refuses to get help. For more information about what to expect, you can find some answers here.

How do I talk to my loved one about getting help?
It is always difficult to approach opiate addiction with a loved one. Help to develop dialog can be found 

What about kids who are addicted?
Do you know a child who needs help? What you need to know to get them help can be found

Recovery is not a straight line. What if my loved one relapses?

Relapse is a difficult and frightening time for everyone concerned about the loved one who relapses. For more information about what to expect, you can find some answers here.

Recovery is scary for many addicts. What you can do to help them overcome their fears. A recovering addict shares his story of getting clean.

Sam Quinones discusses his book Dreamland and how the opiate epidemic swept through our area.