From Rachel Carmela, Community Outreach at Help.org
I work with a group of medical professionals here at Help.org and based on conversations we have had with communities across the US, the vast majority of people who need treatment for opioids or heroin abuse do not seek it. Part of the reason is that those who are dependent on opiates often don’t relate to the term “addict.” Many keep using just to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms, not to get a euphoric high. Eventually, many progress to heroin because it is cheap and easy to obtain. So we created a guide that provides comprehensive information on topics like the various faces of addiction, how to get help, and the different types of treatments that are available.