Getting Help for Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction
Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step in recovery. Facing your SUD takes courage and strength and can feel scary and overwhelming, but recovery is possible. If you’re ready to make a change and willing to get help, you can overcome your SUD and build a satisfying, drug-free life.
For information and treatment referral, call 1-800-662-HELP in the U.S. to reach the National Helpline from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Join a support group in your area. Visit our self help page for more information.
Substance Use Disorder Recovery Support
Don’t try to go it alone; it’s too easy to get discouraged and rationalize “just one more” hit or pill. Whether you choose to go to detox, rely on self-help programs, or go to inpatient/outpatient treatment, support is essential. Recovering from SUD and working towards long-term recovery is much easier when you have people you can lean on for encouragement, comfort, and guidance. Support can come from:
- family members
- close friends
- therapists or counselors
- others recovering from substance use disorders
- healthcare providers
- people from your faith community
Patients using prescription drugs to manage chronic pain may find more information at the IHS Pain Management website.