HEROES: Seeking solutions to end the opioid epidemic

$800
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Project ends on September 30, at 12:00 PM CDT
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One of our real life HEROES featured on KHOU

September 18, 2019

KHOU 11: 'HEROES' help save lives from opioid addiction

 

"The number of people dying from an overdose may have finally peaked in the U.S. Early numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show overdose deaths fell in 2018. Local doctors still call it an epidemic. However, a UTHealth program is changing the course of addiction for many. For instance, Debi McNerny has been trapped in what seemed like a never-ending cycle of addiction for more than 30 years...." read more.

 

 

HEROES featured in Houstonia Magazine

September 17, 2019

Can This New Research Program Teach Houston How to Tackle Opioid Abuse?

 

The opioid crisis hasn’t hit Texas as hard as other states. But opioid abuse is still a problem here, one that Dr. James Langabeer believes is more widespread than has been acknowledged... read more.

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$10

Transportation Vouchers

Many of our patients receive METRO cards and other transportation assistance. With your donation, we can make sure they get to their doctor and counseling appointments and peer support groups.

$20

HEROES Scholarship Fund

The HEROES program will award select, successful patients with the opportunity to pursue an education in Peer Recovery Coaching so that they may share the fruits of their recoveries with others and keep the mission of HEROES alive.

$30

NARCAN Medication Assistance

Intranasal NARCAN is a medication used to reverse opioid overdose and save the lives of individuals living with opioid use disorder. HEROES provides NARCAN to various communities around Texas - each unit provides an individual the opportunity to survive an overdose and choose recovery!

$50

Clinic Visit

Upon enrollment into the HEROES program, patients receive a medical check-up to gauge their overall health before beginning treatment. This check-up is an essential first step in the road to recovery. Thank you for helping us provide this service!

$100

Suboxone Medication Assistance

Suboxone is a medication prescribed by licensed physicians to treat opioid withdrawal in patients who have chosen recovery. HEROES believes this medication is an integral necessity in opioid use disorder recovery. With your help, we can provide someone with a whole month of this medication - giving them time to get back on their feet.

$125

One Week of Sober Living

Many of our patients enter the program with nowhere to stay. Sober living facilities offer safe, drug-free environments in which patients can sleep soundly and eat healthily while surrounded by peers who support their decision to recover.