The path to addiction often begins with a legitimate opioid prescription, which can lead to misuse. Early intervention can prevent people who misuse opioids from becoming addicted, and providing treatment to those who are addicted can lead to recovery.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recovery is a process through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.
Hope is the foundation of recovery. Recovery is possible for anyone and is built on access to treatment, and recovery support services.
Read more about early intervention, treatment, and recovery in this instructive guide from the National Safety Council.
The Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 833-2FINDHELP. Helpline specialists provide referrals to hundreds of treatment and recovery providers across Illinois.
Learn tips to find effective treatment providers, locate treatment providers, and find support groups.