together, we can save lives.

“My elderly mother was taken off of her pain medications. What other options does she have for pain management?”

“My grandpa has struggled with depression since he was a young man in the military. My grandma is worried because he recently told her that she would be better off without him. I know he has many prescriptions in his home. I’m worried he might try to hurt himself–what can I do?”

“I am 65 years old and want to know where I can get help for the pain caused by my arthritis. Where can I go to get help?”

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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