For emergencies, including suspected overdose, call 911.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you’re a Veteran, press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
If you or someone you know is using opioids, you should carry naloxone, a medication that can safely reverse the toxic effects of an overdose. Learn more.
Counseling provides guidance from a licensed professional for reducing alcohol or drug use and staying sober, and it’s a critical part of medication-assisted treatment. Support groups provide camaraderie and a sense of empowerment from people who have faced similar challenges and circumstances. “Rehab” describes supervised programs designed to help people stop using alcohol or drugs and to provide the tools they need to live a healthy life.
Whenever possible, work with a licensed professional to determine which approach, or combination of approaches, is best for you, based on your personal needs and circumstances.