- Resources for the family- Ideas on how to engage your loved one- How to talk to people about addiction- Challenges and potential solutions to navigating the system - Benefits of working together with members of the Recovery community and other groups.
Governor Cuomo launched a statewide heroin task force charged with ending the heroin and opioid crisis in New York State. The group, comprising healthcare providers, policy advocates, educators, parents, and New Yorkers in recovery, will build on the state’s previous efforts and use their expertise and first-hand experience to develop a comprehensive action plan to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. Find information including: steps to prevention, recognizing warning signs, how to talk about heroin and opioid abuse, treatment availability, and paying for treatment.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
National Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) / TTY: 1-800-487-4889
24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information in English and Spanish