together, we can save lives.

“Last year, my son got in a car accident and was given high doses of Norco and I am concerned this may lead to drug dependency.  What can I do?”

“I am a recovering addict and I want to educate others on the abusive potential of opioids and to ensure others struggling with substance use have access to support groups and local treatment options. How can I get involved?”

“My best friend has been addicted to Vicodin for years and has transitioned to injecting Heroin. What can I do to help?”

“My daughter overdosed on opioids prescribed by her doctor. I never knew a medical prescription could become addictive. How can I prevent this from happening to other families?”

Get Involved!

  • Request to provide a testimony for upcoming Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services public speaking events.

If you are interested in providing a testimony for Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services, please email: DHS-ADS@saccounty.net or call (916) 875-2035.

The Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug services Advisory Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Sacramento County Human Assistance Department
2700 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

The Public Health Advisory Board meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Primary Care Center Community Room 2020
4600 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820

  • Attend a support group meeting.

Important Facts about Opioid Use Disorder

  • Opioids reduce the perception of pain but can also produce drowsiness, mental confusion, euphoria, nausea, constipation, and can depress respiration.
  • Symptoms of opioid use disorders include a strong desire for opioids, inability to control or reduce use, continued use despite interference with major obligations or social functioning, use of larger amounts over time, development of tolerance, and spending a great deal of time obtaining and using opioids.
  • Illegal opioid drugs, such as heroin and legally available pain relievers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone can cause serious health effects in those who misuse them.
  • The following are some withdrawal symptoms that occur after stopping or reducing opioid use: negative mood, nausea or vomiting, muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, and insomnia.

Tools

Refer to Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services for treatment and prevention options.

For an assessment, call (916) 874-9754 or go to 3321 Power Inn Road, Suite 120 Sacramento, CA 95826. 

Encourage your colleagues to join the Sacramento County Opioid Coalition using the following materials:

Did you know?

4.2% of Sacramento County residents were prescribed opioids as of May 2018

 Source: Be Healthy Sacramento

There were 45 overdoses in Sacramento County in 2017​​

Source: California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard

There were 1,103,247 opioid prescriptions in Sacramento County in 2017

Source: California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard

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