HOW TO TALK TO A LOVED ONE
Here are some tips for talking and listening to your loved one:
Find Out Information About Treatment Options
Through scientific research, we know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives. Visit the “treatment” tab to find out more information on treatment options in our area.
Provide Support, Understanding and Hope to the Loved One
Opiates, particularly heroin are very addictive and it is very difficult for individuals to stop. Remember that the very nature of addiction may mean that your loved may reject help.
Know the Signs of an Opiate Overdose and What to Do
Individuals can easily overdose on opiates, particularly heroin. See Signs of Overdose.
Get a Narcan Kit
Naloxone or Narcan kits are available for FREE at Clermont Recovery Center, a division of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health, with only a few minutes of training required. You can also get Narcan at a pharmacy without a prescription. Narcan can save a live if someone has overdosed. Keep the kit handy. Call 911 after administering Narcan. The person will not be prosecuted.
This information was obtained from the following sources:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Partnership for Drug Free Kids
Drug Policy Alliance
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Clermont County Save Line: 513.528.SAVE (7283)