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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