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Addiction is an increasingly severe and complex issue. There's so much you can do to help those dealing with addiction, or even learn how get help for yourself. Read on!


SAMHSA National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357) (TTY: 1-800-487-4889)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline provides 24-hour free confidential referrals and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Visit the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message: 435748 (HELP4U) to find help near you.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids


Parents and other caregivers can reach out to be connected with information and assistance dealing with children’s addiction issues. Live services are available during regular hours only, but concerned guardians can reach the hotline by email and by text.

National Drug Helpline


Open to any individual dealing with addiction issues, including family members and other loved ones. Resources are available for those struggling with any addictive substance, including alcohol, and professionals are available to help 24/7/365.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

Offers advice and referrals for anyone who feels that they’re experiencing a crisis 24/7. This can include drug and alcohol dependency, suicidal impulses, family problems, and other personal difficulties.

Employment Guide for those in Recovery

In the U.S., over 19 million Americans suffer from substance abuse issues. The road to recovery is long, filled with lifelong trials and tribulations—yet many people encounter one major challenge: reentering the workforce after achieving sobriety. In 2012, the National Medical Library Study noted that lack of employment and career prospects were a leading cause of relapse.

Resume Builder put together this comprehensive guide to help those in Substance Abuse Recovery in their job search journey.

Other Information

While the drug Narcan has been reversing the effects of opioid overdoses since 1966, too many of us are still unfamiliar with when to use it and how to get it. United Madison used this video to help demystify this life-saving treatment and give you some resources to share.

**We are NOT affiliated with NARCAN® We are only providing resources and information from them. We are not medical providers or pharmacists. ALWAYS call 911 in an emergency*

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Narcan, 4 milligram (mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for over-the-counter (OTC), nonprescription, use – the first naloxone product approved for use without a prescription. Learn More.

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