Recovery from opiate addiction is possible. Some basic principles to getting help for opiate addiction are listed below.
- Stopping opioid use can cause withdrawal which will may require medical support. You and/or your child may not want to try and do this on your own.
- Detox is not treatment.
- Treatment quality varies. Ask questions before you choose a treatment provider.
- Medication has been shown to help people recover from opioid use disorders.
- No one approach to treatment works for everyone. There are many paths to recovery. Don’t give up if one approach doesn’t work.
- When people leave detox, treatment, or incarceration, they are at high risk of overdose. Recovery requires long-term support.
For a county-by-county list of treatment providers in Pennsylvania go to our county-by-county list of contacts HERE.
For more information regarding prevention and treatment click on the drop-down list above or any of the page links below.
- Prevention & Who’s At Risk
- Prescription Drug FAQ
- Unused Medicine Disposal
- Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment? Know What To Ask.
- Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
- Opioid Overdose Advice
- Positive Parenting Practices
For more information regarding Drug Free Workplace information and resources click on the drop-down list above or any of the page links below.