The Sacramento County Opioid Coalition brings people together to save lives.

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2021 Opioid Deaths
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2021 Total Opioid RX
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2021 Opioid ED Visits

1,450

Naloxone Kits Distributed

14

Safe Disposal Sites

290

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Sacramento County Opioid Coalition is launching an Opioid Memorial Awareness Project

Families experience devastating loss because talking about opioids is difficult. No child should lose a parent and no parent should lose a child because the family didn’t know how to communicate.
Opioid overdose doesn’t discriminate – it can happen to your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Maybe it already has. 
It’s time to end the stigma! We’re compiling stories to introduce these difficult discussions. We humbly ask you to share your stories as well.
We’ll display posters of those lost to opioids with dynamic descriptions of the person (i.e., Musician, Compassionate). These posters will be displayed throughout our community at various locations and times and treated/stored with respect.
We would be honored to have you and your loved ones help us educate people on the dangers of opioids and to prevent future overdoses.
 
To share your story, please email Marlee at mturner@ssvms.org and we will reply with the forms.

Ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away.

*Permission must come from next of kin (i.e., parent, spouse).

About Us: Our Coalition has pooled together manpower, ideas, and resources and made a beneficial impact in the battle against Opioids. We are dedicated to reducing opioid overdose deaths in Sacramento County. We take measures to control overprescribing and spread knowledge of the dangers of opioids but synthetic opioids like Fentanyl is growing a larger street presence. Opioid overdose deaths in the county have increased this year, which tells us we still have a lot of work to do.

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