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.