together, we can save the future generation.

“Drugs in schools are an enormous problem in the U.S., with fatal consequences. What can educators do to prevent opioid misuse in among our students?”

“In the case of an emergency among our students, our educators want to be able to prevent an opioid overdose. Where can schools buy Naloxone?”

“Our students need to learn the risks of opioid misuse and local treatment options available to them. Who can we contact to obtain these resources?”

“My student has opened up to me about their opioid use disorder. What can I do to ensure my student is getting the help they need?”

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.

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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. 

This foldout pocket guide describes how to use a Naloxone kit in the event of an overdose.

Source: UC Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi)

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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