Opioid misuse and addiction can be life-threatening. Making the decision to seek help can save your life, or the life of a loved one.

If CBA manages your behavioral health benefits, you can contact our Care Management team directly to get help on making the intervention that can put you on the path to recovery.

When to Get Help

There are some reliable signs of addiction that can help you to recognize that an intervention is necessary. You should look for:

  • Loss of control over taking a medicine
  • Hiding pills
  • Obsessively counting pills
  • Finding ways to get more of a drug by making unnecessary visits to the emergency room or a health care provider's office
  • Taking a drug or medicine more often than directed
  • Taking higher doses than instructed because the previous dose did not provide the same effect
  • Taking a drug with other drugs or alcohol
  • Crushing and snorting a pill instead of swallowing it

Be Ready in Case of an Opioid Overdose

An opioid overdose is terrifying and life-threatening. It’s critically important that you are prepared with the knowledge and medication you need to help save a life should the need arise.

Narcan (Naloxone) Can Save Lives

Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose.

Knowing how to use Naloxone and keeping it within reach can save a life.

—Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General


—Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General

The Surgeon General is recommending that more individuals, including family, friends and those who are personally at risk for an opioid overdose keep the drug on hand. Read the Surgeon General Advisory.