For Faith-Based and Community Leaders and Their Members
The following are opioid-related resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), and other HHS and federal offices.
Federal Resources ‐ General
Substance Abuse Treatment Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
CDC’s Drug Overdose: The CDC Injury Center’s gateway website for information, latest data, and links to critical updates.
Opioid Basics (CDC): Comprehensive resource designed for non‐health professionals. Includes helpful glossary of commonly‐used terms..
CDC RxAwareness Campaign: Shares the stories of people whose lives were impacted by prescription opioids.
Rural Community Toolbox: Federal resources to address substance use disorder (SUD) and the opioid crisis that can help rural communities become strong, healthy, prosperous, and resilient places to live and work.
SAMHSA’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: Visit the “Safety Advice for Patient and Family Members” sections of this kit.
Step-by-Step Guides: Various guides from NIDA on finding treatment and recovery support for Drug Use Disorders.
Q&A on Naloxone: Information for community leaders on potentially lifesaving drugs and how they are being administered.
Pain Management Information for Patients: CDC portal for information on treatment and alternate approaches for treating chronic pain.
Youth & Family Resources
“Nida for Teens”: Learn about teen drug use and the brain. This NIDA website features videos, games, blog posts and much more!
CDC Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Strategy and Online Resources: Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, can impact long‐term health, well‐being, and opportunities across the lifespan. Learn how communities can prevent or mitigate them.
What to Do If Your Teen or Young Adult Has a Problem with Drugs: NIDA answers timely questions about teens and substance abuse. Helpful content to share with families and individuals in your community.
Get Smart About Drugs: An online DEA resource for parents, educators, and caregivers from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
“Talk. They Hear You”: A mobile app that helps parents and caregivers prepare for some of the most important conversations they may ever have with their kids.
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: A yearly awareness campaign focused on the importance of emphasizing positive mental health as part of a child’s overall development.