As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
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