Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal

Good Morning,

Do your community members and prescribers know where to refer someone who has an opioid dependence? Choosing the appropriate resource can become complicated when level of care, insurance, and other criteria must be considered to link a person to the correct resource.

We found this great helpline from SAMHSA that allows people to call a phone number, talk to a human (not a robot!!!), and be given referrals that are sorted by the person’s circumstances (ie: preference for inpatient/outpatient, State Insurance/Private Insurance/no insurance, etc.).

We’ve included it in our resource list–and we’re also including this in our informational packets for prescribers–hoping it will make getting help easier!!

Here’s a link:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/sites/www.consumer.ftc.gov/files/en_getting_the_right_help_for_opioid_dependence_or_withdrawal.pdf

 

 

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