Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller unveiled today a website dedicated to providing Iowans with a path to recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. IowaOpioidHelp.com directs Iowans to treatment centers and other resources across the state.
"Most people do not realize that addiction to opioids is treatable and that Iowans suffering from Opioid Use Disorder can successfully regain control of their lives," Miller said. "There is help and hope available right now."
Last year, 258 Iowans died from opioid overdoses, a 21.2% increase from 2020. First Responders are using more and more doses of naloxone to counteract overdoses, keeping the death toll from worsening.
"Iowa has a huge unmet demand for treatment for people suffering from Opioid Use Disorder," Miller said. "For Iowans struggling with this disease, let me be clear: Treatment works, and there's no better time than now to get help."