If you or someone you love is struggling with opioids, treatment is available and recovery is possible. Watch this two-minute video to learn what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from opioid misuse, overdose and addiction.
Opioids are a type of medication used to reduce
pain. Prescription opioids, such as Vicodin®,
Ultram®, Oxycontin® or Percocet®, are one way to
safely manage severe pain when taken as directed by
However, misusing prescription opioids can put you at risk of physical dependence, addiction, overdose and death. Misusing your medications means taking more than you were prescribed, taking someone else’s medication and any non-medical use.
Fentanyl is a powerful opioid up to 50 times stronger than heroin. It is a major contributor to accidental drug overdose deaths in Texas. Learn more about fentanyl and how you can protect yourself, your family and your fellow Texans.
Watch this short video to learn about some of the ways that young adults may encounter opioids and how to reduce the risk of non-medical use.
If you are concerned that a friend or family member may be misusing prescription opioids, it’s time to speak up. Find guidance for navigating a challenging but potentially life-saving conversation.
For anyone struggling with
opioid addiction, help is available. Find
prevention, treatment and recovery resources near
you. If you or someone else
needs immediate medical attention, call 9-1-1.
Learn how the Texas Health and
Human Services Commission is addressing the opioid
crisis to protect the health and safety of all
Download materials to educate
your community about prescription opioids and
promote awareness of the Texas Targeted Opioid