How to Get Help for an Opioid Addiction

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Tune in for "State of Addiction," a special week-long investigative series beginning on Monday, Dec. 11 on News 4 New York.

There are many places to turn if you or a loved one has an addiction. Here's the breakdown of trusted resources for residents of the tri-state area.

National

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has a services locator that maps out facilities for substance abuse, mental health and health care. It also has a helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

For parents, this guide put together by The Partnership for a Drug-Free America could be useful in speaking with children about drug use. 

New York City

  • NYC Well: Text "WELL" to 65173 or call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)

Individuals seeking support or treatment for substance use issues for themselves or their loved ones can contact the number above or head to nyc.gov/nycwell. Free, confidential support is available at any hour of the day in over 200 languages.

Source: CDC; Map: Will Mathis/NBC

To prevent overdoses, search this map for where you can get naloxone at participating pharmacies and Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs throughout the city. Here's a list of pharmacies that cary naloxone without a prescription.

Find out where you can get clean syringes using this list

New York State

New York State HOPEline: 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-8-67369)

The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services has a Combat Addiction page with plenty of resources for New Yorkers. It includes lists of addiction treatment services and mobile clinic services. You can also find a regional support service, like a recovery center or family support navigator.

Another New York OASAS page breaks down many treatment services and providers. 

New Jersey

  • ReachNJ: 1-844-824-2331

ReachNJ is a great resource with helpful information about addiction and getting help and support on the road to recovery. Here's a list of recovery centers and support groups in the state. 

The Department of Health has a resource page that includes frequently asked questions, helplines, and information on services for prevention, internvention, treatment and recovery. 

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a map of addiction treatment centers in the state. 

Connecticut

  • State hotline: 1-800-563-4086

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has a page dedicated to explaining the types of services offered to people in the state. 

Use this list to find addiction services near you. And here's a list of state-operated inpatient treatment facilities and a list of crisis centers.

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