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National Helpline

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.

THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN NUMBERS

80%

Nearly 80% of heroin users reported misusing prescription opioids prior to heroin.

116

116 people a day die from opioid-related drug overdoses.

14,000+

There are 14,000+ substance abuse facilities in the U.S.

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HHS 5-POINT STRATEGY TO COMBAT THE OPIOIDS CRISIS

BETTER ADDICTION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, AND RECOVERY SERVICES

BETTER DATA

BETTER PAIN MANAGEMENT

BETTER TARGETING OF OVERDOSE REVERSING DRUGS

BETTER RESEARCH

THE U.S. OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Prevention

Prevent opioid addiction and make better pain management choices.

Preventing Opioid Abuse

Treatment

Help is available for people with opioid use disorders.

Treating Opioid Addiction

Recovery

Care and support services help people continue to make healthy choices.

Support For Recovery

WORTH READING

Access the latest news on what HHS is doing to combat the opioids epidemic

Opioids News and Announcements

All the latest details on how HHS is combating the opioids epidemic. 

Read the news release on the statement declaring a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis

Acting Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency

Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan statement upon declaring a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis, as requested by President Donald Trump.

Read the declaration signed by the Acting Secretary

Public Health Declaration

Signed on October 26, 2017.

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