Getting Help for Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction
Visit a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in your area. Find local meetings and support groups on their website.
Call 1-800-662-HELP in the U.S. to reach a free referral helpline from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Addiction Recovery Support
Don’t try to go it alone; it’s all too easy to get discouraged and rationalize “just one more” hit or pill. Whether one choose to go to detox, rely on self-help programs, individual therapy, go to treatment (inpatient/outpatient), support is essential. Recovering from drug addiction and working towards long-term recovery is much easier when one has people they 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 utilizing prescription drugs to manage chronic pain may find more information at the IHS Pain Management website.
Adapted from Helpguide.org