If you, a family member or someone you know is struggling with opioid use (including, but not limited to, morphine, methadone, oxycodone, and heroin) resources are available:
The Task Force is charged with developing a comprehensive and coordinated plan to reduce opioid abuse, dependence and overdose in Philadelphia and draft a report of findings and recommendations for action to the Mayor. Take a look for updates, resources, statistics and more.
DBHIDS is continuing its concerted efforts to increase the availability of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in all forms across all levels of care. MAT are empirically supported as effective interventions to treat opioid addiction and include methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone XR (aka Vivitrol).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
This toolkit equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths and addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose.
Utilize this mapping agent to see where you can find treatment for your opioid dependency.
The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is focused on addressing the overdose problem in Pennsylvania, while ensuring that our prevention programs are robust, well-resourced and evidence-based, and that all Pennsylvanians struggling with the disease of drug and alcohol addiction can get the level and duration of treatment and recovery supports they need to live healthy and productive lives.
This county resource offers more than opioid dependency but also offers harm reduction efforts, case management, and a safe space for recovery.
2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia PA 19134