Having Problems Getting Into Treatment?

Many people who have an opioid addiction don’t enter treatment. Three-fourths of people who need help don’t get it. There are many reasons for this failure. Listen to a group of people who have been dependent on opiates talk about their experiences finding the right help for them.

Discussion Guide:

Did you have difficulty accessing treatment for your addiction?

If you had problems finding the right treatment for you, where did it go wrong?

Did the stigma about addiction and medication treatment keep you from seeking treatment?

Was your physician knowledgeable about treatment resources and options?

When you were ready to get help, was help immediately available or did you have to wait?

Supplemental Reading:

David Heitz, Opioid Addiction Epidemic: Most Users Are Not Getting Help, But Long-Term Recovery Is Their Best Hope, http://blackbearrehab.com/blog/opioid-addiction-epidemic-users-not-getting-help-long-term-recovery-best-hope/

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator https://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/