Overdose Awareness

August 31st marks Overdose Awareness Day, on which we honor and remember those who have lost their lives to the drug overdose epidemic. We use this day to raise awareness of substance use disorder to combat stigmatization, to promote treatment and celebrate recovery, and to strengthen our collective efforts to prevent overdose deaths.


    • Naloxone (Narcan®)
      Naloxone (Narcan®) is a safe medication that can save someone’s life by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. It only works on opioids, such as heroin, prescription painkillers and fentanyl, but it is safe to use even if opioids are not present. If you are worried you or someone you know may be at risk of an opioid overdose, naloxone is available to you.
    • SAMHSA’s 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.
    • New York Narcotics Anonymous
      The Greater New York Region represents thirteen Areas covering parts of New York City, Long Island and the Southern portion of Upstate New York.
    • Reach NJ
      New Jersey’s Addiction Helpline. Treatment and support services are available even if you do not have insurance.
    • PA Opioid Awareness
      Get Help Now – 1-800-662-HELP
    • Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care Course
      This course was developed for implementation and use by primary care workers around the world in low-resource settings, and provides an introduction to the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders through online didactics. The course provides student a chance to practice techniques, with locally and globally available peers and mentors to help reduce the prevalence and the health effects of substance use disorders.
    • Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
      Co-occurring disorders occur when an individual is diagnosed with a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, the clinical term for a drug or alcohol addiction. In 2019, 9.5 million American adults had co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
    • The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab
      The Recovery Village, in Umatilla, FL., offers evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders to meet the specific needs of the individual. Recovery is possible. Start yours today.