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If you or a loved one need help, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Helpline  is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.

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Screen Shot 2017-08-31 at 1.20.41 PM Webinar: Pain Management and Opioid Dependency: A pain management doctor and psychiatrist address solutions to pain management as well as the growing concern of opioid use across the country. In addition, two personal stories from members of the bleeding disorders community shed light on living with pain and dependency.

 

RESOURCES

HFA_dateline Dateline Federation: Pain Management and Opioid Addiction: This article from HFA’s quarterly magazine offers a Q & A with a doctor specializing in pain management and a pharmacist.
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Living with chronic pain can be devastating, and effective pain management is important to getting your life back. It is essential that you and your doctor discuss treatment options, carefully considering all of the risks and benefits.  

6a00d83452098b69e201bb089bcde6970d U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Opioids: The Prescription Drug and Heroin Overdose Epidemic: On April 19, 2017, HHS announced a 5-point strategy for fighting the opioid crisis at the RX Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. Learn more about the strategy, the epidemic, prevention, and treatment & recovery with this online resource.
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LINKS TO RESOURCES

 samhsa SAMSHA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
 Narcan Nasal Spray Narcan: NARCAN® Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers.
 

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CBS News: America’s Opioid Epidemic: Inside America’s growing struggle with opioid painkillers and heroin addiction this provides a comprehensive look at the epidemic nationally. This resource includes recent news and articles on the epidemic as well as video and links on how to get help.

 


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