Drug overdoses don’t happen only to people with drug addictions. An accidental drug overdose can happen to anyone, and with prescribed medications and illicit substances alike. Learn how to avoid your risk of an OD by avoiding drugs or behaviors that could lead to an OD. Explore the information and links below to find the best information and resources for your situation.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a program of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, has a variety of resources for understanding and finding treatment for substance abuse.
In addition to counseling and behavior-based treatments, some medication-based treatments are available for addiction as well as Opiate Use Disorder (OUD), which has become a fast-growing problem in the U.S.