Family members and caregivers:

Do you ever worry— “What if they overdose?”

When you love someone who misuses opioids, the statistics can be overwhelming. More than two people die every day from opioid overdoses in Arizona.

But there’s more to the story — During an overdose, the brain’s oxygen supply is reduced or cut off entirely. The longer the brain goes with little or no oxygen, the greater the chances of lasting brain injury, even if someone survives the overdose. Every second counts.

Carry Narcan (Naloxone), the opioid overdose reversal drug, with you whenever possible, and learn how to use it. Encourage your loved one to practice harm reduction and to never use alone. Help them enter treatment if possible.

If you feel you or a loved one may have experienced a brain injury, let’s talk! The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona works with survivors and family members to provide them the guidance and resources they need to navigate life after brain injury.

Family Support for Addiction

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  • Peer Support for Veterans & Military Family
  • Referrals for Alternative(?) Pain Management
  • Statewide Outreach & Training for Addiction Centers
  • Statewide Brain Injury Survivor Support Groups
  • Virtual Support Group for Families Dealing with Addiction and Brain Injury
  • Training on Addiction & Cognitive Impairment for Professionals, Family Members, & Survivors, with CEUs Available
  • Transportation Passes in Tucson & Phoenix
  • Virtual Educational Opportunities


Realistic Coping Strategies

Joyce Marter 

Taking Good Care of Yourself While You Care for Others

Breeda Miller

One Day at a Time: Helpful Hints for Families and Caregivers of Survivors with Substance Abuse Disorders

Dr. Suzanne O’Connor

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