Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in our region and across the country. It’s a crisis that affects each one of us. Whether you’re experiencing addiction, on the path to recovery, or supporting a loved one’s journey, Someone You KnowTM is inspiring hope and recovery.GET HELP NOW
The Someone You Know podcast shares personal stories of bravery, empowerment and recovery. Subscribe now or download from your favorite podcast player to hear inspiring stories that challenge stigma and humanize the disease of addiction.
We invite you to join the movement by continuing the conversation in your communities and on Twitter using #SYKopioids and #PHLOpioids.
The Someone You Know mobile listening stations feature inspiring stories of local residents who bravely shared their journey with us. The mobile exhibit will travel to colleges, corporate campuses, and community events.
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation’s Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Initiative is combating the opioid epidemic through leveraging cross-sector collaboration, enabling community partners, empowering nurses, and prevention. Below are resources for accessing help.Naloxone
To obtain a Naloxone prescription and find training locations.PA Attorney General tip line
To report suspicious drug activity, call 1-800-442-8006.PA County Services
For assistance in finding a treatment provider or funding for addiction treatment, call 1-800-662-HELP.
To find a location to safely dispose of unused or expired medication:Search by county Search by zip code
As part of the Foundation’s efforts to address the opioid crisis, we’re working with local government agencies, schools, community-based organizations, and health care providers to humanize addiction and remove stigma as a barrier to treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Through these collaborations, we are sharing impactful stories about those affected by OUD and are convening meetings for community members to join us in the campaign to remove the stigma of addiction, raise awareness, share their experiences, and find resources for help.