Law enforcement can prevent opioid overdoses.

“I found somebody who appears to be overdosing in their car and there are children in the backseat. What can I do to save their life?”

“I have encountered a person appearing to be under the influence of drugs and is causing a disturbance among the community. Where can I bring this individual for treatment?”

“I have heard there is a medication to prevent an overdose. Where can I get more information on this medication and who can I call to get to get this person the appropriate treatment and resources available to them?”

Get Involved!

  • Ask how you can become a Naloxone carrier or where you can get training on Naloxone administration.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can incorporate Naloxone into your organization, please contact Nick Mori at: MoriD@saccounty.net

  • Contact agencies currently utilizing the Narcan (Naloxone) program to gain a better understanding on storage, maintenance, record keeping and best practices for implementation.
  • Partner with the Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services on various future initiatives.

If you are interested in partnering with Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services, email: DHS-ADS@saccounty.net or call (916) 875-2050.

  • Ask to receive training on treatment options and referrals during a community encounter.

If you are interested in booking a training with Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services, email: DHS-ADS@saccounty.net or call (916) 875-2050.

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

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:

Distribute this pocket guide to those in need of behavioral health services. 

Source: Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services 

Next DEA Drug Take Back Day.

Source: Drug Enforcement Agency

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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