SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES

SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES

October 10, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Addiction can happen to anyone at any time. It can be intimidating and overwhelming and even harder to admit when there is a problem. You are not alone on this journey. There are people, organizations and various levels of care available to assist you.

 

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS):

For help you can call 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or text HOPENY (467369).

For more information on where you can find help in your local community, click here. 

 

DETOX THERAPY MAP

Find your local detox treatment center.

 

IS OXYCONTIN LIKE USING HEROIN? YES.

Prescription opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin can have effects similar to heroin when taken in doses or in ways other than prescribed, and they are currently among the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. Research now suggests that abuse of these drugs may open the door to heroin abuse. One of the reasons is that heroin and Oxycontin are molecularly almost identical. Heroin in fact, was once a legal drug, prescribed to treat pain, but it was made illegal in 1914, due to its addictive qualities.

 

THIS IS YOUR BODY ON HEROIN

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For more information: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin

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