The Helpisherede.com website is operated by the state Division of Public Health. It contains information about prevention, addiction, treatment, recovery and health care providers.
“Addiction is not a moral issue or a personal weakness; it’s a disease,” the website notes.
Along with a list of common signs of addiction, the website walks people through the process of starting a conversation about drugs with their family or loved ones.
It provides links to agencies and treatment centers identified by age, gender and insurance requirements, and includes inpatient, detox and outpatient facilities.
One section of the website is devoted to health care providers with information on talking to patients, screening for drug abuse and ways to help patients from becoming addicted to opioids.
For more, visit helpisherede.com.