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Never Use Alone Hotline

Human connection and love are at the forefront of what the Never Use Alone hotline has to offer. If you are going to use by yourself, call them! You will be asked for your first name, location, and the number you are calling from. An operator will stay on the line with you while you…

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What is Detoxification?

Detoxification, or simply, “detox,” is the process of taking someone off of an opioid that they are physically dependent on. Through the detoxification process, the person is given medically supervised and gradually reduced doses of medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings. The goal of detoxing is to: Eradicate the body of its daily dependence…

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Common Signs of an Opioid Addiction

If you suspect someone you love is using substances, there are some common signs and symptoms to look for. Physical Changes Frequent opioid use (or overuse of prescribed opioids) Frequent drowsiness Weight loss Flu-like symptoms Changing sleep patterns Decreased libido Personal Changes Poor personal hygiene Isolation from loved ones Stealing from loved ones Financial difficulties…

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Language to Destigmatize Substance Use Disorder

One major step to destigmatizing substance use disorder is to change how we talk about it. The more we say something, the more it becomes normalized within our conversations—no matter how damaging it may be. When real people with real emotions are at the other end of these words, this becomes a problem. For example,…

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How to Identify and Respond to an Opioid Overdose

6 Physical Signs of an Opioid Overdose: Unresponsiveness Pinpoint-sized pupils Slow heartbeat and/or low blood pressure Slow or no breathing Blue/gray fingernails and lips Pale and/or clammy skin How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose: 1. Call Assess the person based on the six signs listed above and CALL 911 as soon as possible. 2.…

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A Safe Haven at CenterPointe Hospital

How CenterPointe Hospital creates a safe haven for patients on their road to recovery. with Sheila Hunt To feel safe and supported, regardless of who you are and what you’ve done, is not something everyone experiences in life. Sheila Hunt, Regional Director of Business Development for CenterPointe Hospital is responsible for sharing available resources to…

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Bridgeway Behavioral Health

Bridgeway Behavioral Health, a division of Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH), provides detox, residential and outpatient services. Their treatment programs and services include group therapy, family therapy, relapse prevention, peer support groups and more.

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SSM Health Behavioral Health Urgent Care

The clinic treats both adults and children in urgent need of care for mental health crises. This service provides immediate access to behavioral health care without the often long and costly wait for emergency room care to address non-emergent issues. Please use parking lot #8 along DePaul Drive for easy access to SSM Health Behavioral…

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NOMODEATHS

The Missouri Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) and Missouri State Opioid Response (SOR and SOR 2.0) projects expand access to integrated prevention, treatment, recovery support, and harm reduction services for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use disorder (StimUD) throughout the state. Find a Treatment Center › Explore Telehealth Options for Treatment ›

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