We're committed to doing our part to decrease abuse, while also supporting appropriate use for people who need opioids to manage pain.
Our policies aim to decrease opioid abuse and provide better access for addicted people to medications and programs for overdose prevention and treatment.
By focusing on these goals, and by learning more about the problem, we can work together to address this complex public health crisis.
If you or a loved one needs help with opioid addiction, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a national helpline that provides free, 24-hour treatment referral and information. It's completely confidential and is for individuals facing mental illness and substance abuse, as well as their family members.