Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22

Combating the opioid epidemic

Resources

Harm reduction

National

  • Harm Reduction Coalition promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities affected by drug use.
  • Drug Policy Alliance seeks to advance policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition.
  • DanceSafe promotes health and safety within nightlife and electronic dance communities.

Local

  • Prevention Point Philadelphia seeks to promote health, empowerment, and safety for communities affected by drug use and poverty.
  • PA Harm Reduction Coalition promotes the health, dignity, and human rights of individuals who use drugs and communities affected by drug use.
  • Angels in Motion works to change the way those suffering with the disease of addiction are treated one life at a time.
  • Project SAFE provides women and femme-centered harm reduction services to people involved in the street economies in Kensington.
  • Operation in my Backyard advocates for harm reduction and provides outreach to individuals with substance use disorders.
  • SOL Collective works to end the overdose crisis and advocates for overdose prevention sites.

Mental Health

  • Healthy Minds Philly offers tools and resources to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians.
  • Philadelphia Network of Care is a database of citywide services and resources for those dealing with behavioral health and intellectual disabilities, prison reentry, and/or military service.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Philadelphia provides information and free services for individuals suffering from mental illness and their families and friends.

Addiction

National

  • SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine is a professional medical society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse is a federal organization under the National Institutes of Health that focuses research on addiction science.
  • Shatterproof advocates for better addiction treatment through reform and education.

Local

  • Alcoholics Anonymous offers support meetings for recovering alcoholics.
  • Narcotics Anonymous offers support meetings for recovering drug users.
  • SMART Recovery provides services for those suffering from addiction, loved ones, and tools for professionals who work within the field.
  • PRO-ACT provides resources and opportunities to reduce the impact of addiction, trauma, and other related health issues.
  • Buddhist Recovery Meetings offers support meetings using Buddhist techniques and the 12th Step Model of recovery to help those recovering from addiction.
  • Refuge Recovery offers support meetings grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction.
  • Medical Marijuana PA provides information on medical marijuana, its treatment uses, and how to obtain it.

Family and friend support

  • Al-Anon offers support for family/friends/loved ones of alcoholics.
  • Nar-Anon offers support for family/friends/loved ones of those suffering from addiction.
  • NAMI Family Support Groups offers peer-led support groups for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition.
  • Caron Parent & Family Support Groups offer support groups for any adult with a loved one who is currently in treatment, is using alcohol and/or drugs, or is in recovery.
  • LIVENGRIN Family Support Groups offers support for family/friends/loved ones of those suffering from addiction.
  • Psychology Today provides a list of counselors who provide individual and family therapy in Pennsylvania.

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