Addiction alters the brain in insidious ways, but people who misuse alcohol and drugs can and do recover. Resources across the country offer treatment and support, although the current opioid epidemic is straining the nation’s treatment centers. The federal agency charged with combating substance abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is a good place for addicts to consult for help.
To find treatment centers that are accredited by state or federal authorities and have specially trained staff, go to this locator.
You can find physicians authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine at this locator.