Reaching out for help is a critical step in treating opioid and heroin addiction. Individuals dealing with addiction who are ready to take action against the cycle of drug abuse, as well as their family members and friends, can find help from the following organizations and information resources.
The following sites provide information about mental health and substance abuse services
- Heart of Florida United Way 2-1-1: 2-1-1 serves as a helpline to connect callers with substance abuse providers. Dial 2-1-1 or text by sending your zip code to 898-211. The helpline is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, every day. To learn more visit 211.org.
- The University of Central Florida Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC): UCF’s CRC offers access to addiction treatment resources and connects students with a variety of drug-free college experiences that are fun and supportive of a path to recovery. To learn more about UCF’s Collegiate Recovery Community, visit the CRC website.
- Greater Orlando Area of Narcotics Anonymous (NA): The Greater Orlando Area NA is a fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. Support is provided by recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other live drug-free. It costs nothing to attend a meeting. For more information visit orlandona.org. This organization can also be reached using their 24-hour helpline at 407-425-5157 or 866-579-8333.