Prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. It only takes a little to lose a lot. Martin County Human Services offers free assistance to individuals to help address and/or help prevent opioid misuse.

We have a Board Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager (CBHCM) who can help you navigate the world of rehabilitation, medication assisted treatment (MAT) and detox services for opioid addiction.

Additionally, Martin County has a Peer Specialist on staff who is available to confidentially talk with residents who are experiencing substance abuse issues.

Forms of opioids: The term opioids covers a variety of drugs, ranging from legal drugs like morphine to illegal drugs like heroin. The most commonly prescribed opioid brands are: Demerol, Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin.

Behavioral health: Users "shop" for doctors – meaning they go to multiple doctors to get various prescriptions; extra pill bottles appear in the trash; dramatically changing moods; social withdrawal and isolation.

Rx Awareness

The following videos share real stories and personal accounts from people whose lives have been negatively impacted by prescription opioid use and abuse.

Keys to Recovery Series

For National Recovery Month, Martin County Human Services put together a video series titled “ Keys to Recovery” to provide information on initiatives in Martin County to aid in substance abuse recovery.

Medication Assisted Treatment

The opioid crisis impacts the health, social and economic welfare of the entire community. Through a multiagency effort, we are taking a comprehensive and proactive approach to combat the opioid crisis in Martin County. 

Martin County Human Services, Cleveland Clinic, Martin County Fire Rescue and New Horizons of the Treasure Coast have come together to provide a “whole patient” approach to prevent opioid overdose through the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program.

The MAT program involves using a combination of medication and counseling/behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders. When an individual suffers from an opioid overdose and is transported to a Martin County hospital, the patient will be identified and evaluated for participation in the MAT program. 

The goal of MAT is to provide the resources and support necessary to help those towards full recovery. You can learn more about MAT by visiting the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Free Narcan

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH-Martin) is announcing the availability of free Naloxone (Narcan) Nasal Spray kits. This lifesaving medication could reduce thousands of substance abuse deaths across the state.

Naloxone is available to people who use drugs, people with a history of drug use, others at risk of experiencing an overdose, friends, family members, and others who may witness an overdose.

Kits consist of two Naloxone nasal sprays that are administered even without a health care professional present. Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, restoring breathing and consciousness within minutes of being administered to a person who has overdosed.

Naloxone can be administered by a bystander (non-healthcare professional) before emergency medical assistance becomes available, but it is not intended to substitute for professional medical care. Individuals should call 911 immediately when an opioid overdose is suspected, before administering Naloxone.

Additional Resources

If you or a loved one needs help, or if you would like to learn about community resources for individuals impacted by opioids or an overdose, please call our program facilitator at (772) 382-9200, or by email or online form. Services are free, voluntary and completely confidential. Remember, people CAN, and DO, recover!

These services are made available through CDC Overdose Data To Action grant funding, implemented by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of Health in Martin County.

Martin County Human Services
435 SE Flagler Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994