Get Help

Opioid Use Disorder affects us all. If you need help to get treatment for you or someone you know, here are some helpful resources.

If you need to talk to someone now, call the Sacramento County Helpline (888) 881-4881

Access Local Treatment Services

Sacramento Community Resource List with Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services: GI-BHS-SUPT-Community-Resource-List.pdf

Sacramento County Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services has a range of options for those with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Contact them to get an assessment, referral, and treatment with local service providers.

Any adult or youth experiencing substance use problems who resides in Sacramento County is eligible if their insurance covers these services. Many of these services are covered through Drug Medi-Cal.

Map of treatment providers

Website: Sacramento County Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services

Address: 3321 Power Inn Road, Suite 120 Sacramento, CA 95826. Open from 8:00am -5:00pm

Phone: (916) 874 – 9754 If seeking resources for Adults 18+. (916) 875-0185   If seeking resources for Youth

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This map will help you find physical facilities that offer helpful treatments: Substance Use facilities, mental health facilities, health care centers, buprenorphine practitioners (physicians who can offer Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder) and Veteran Affairs facilities.

Click here to go to the map 

Only Prescribers with X-Waivered certifications can offer those with Opioid Use Disorder MAT. 

List of Sacramento County Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers

Map and List of Buprenorphine Prescribers in California

Prescribers, learn about how you can offer  MAT at SAMHSA.

Find more prescribers at SAMHSA Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator

Find Local Support Centers

Harm reduction services offer support and unique services like needle exchange. Below is a list and map of organizations that offer Harm Reduction Services. Also on the map are Community-Based Agencies that offer more treatment services.

Map of Harm Reduction Services Centers and Community Based Agencies

Click here to see the list of Sacramento County Community Based Agencies


Phone 916 -456-4849

Address 2800 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817

Hours Mon –Fri : 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Safe Alternatives Thru Networking and Education

Website https://www.cleanneedles.o

Phone (916) 397-2434

Address 4433 Florin Rd, Ste 740, Sacramento , CA 95823

Hours Tues – Sat 2pm – 6pm

Phone Tues – Sat 10am – 8Pm


Phone 916.455.2391

Address 2020 29th Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95817


Harm Reduction M-F 12pm-3pm

Phone Hours M-F 9am-5pm


Phone 916-427-4653

Address 4433 Florin Rd., Ste. 860 Sacramento CA 95823

Hours Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm

How to Support the People in Recovery

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration leads our nations public health efforts to advance the behavioral health. They have many web pages and reports on recovery and what how family, and the community can aid in recovery.

Website: SAMHSA Recovery and Recovery Support

Report: SAMHSA Recovering from Opioid Overdose

Report: SAMHSA Safety Advice for Family Members 

NIDA is leading Federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and has a wealth of information on recovery and how to support the recovering. 

Website: NIDA Recovery

Website: NIDA Parents and Educators 


This Drug Enforcement Agency website is a valuable resource for parents, educators and caregivers to get up-to-date information on emerging drug trends and best practices to keep our communities safe. The website also offers a comprehensive guide on commonly used drugs.

You Can Prevent Youth RX Drug Abuse Campaign, Sacramento County

Omni Youth Programs

How to talk to your kids about drugs and prevent substance abuse

Omni Youth Programs mission is to create strong families, develop youth leaders and engage the community to prevent youth alcohol, marijuana & other drug use. Omni Youth is partnered with Sacramento County Public Health Services.

Home | Song for Charlie | Non-Profit Charity

Song for Charlie  with experts, educators, parents and other influencers to reach the most vulnerable group: young people between the ages 13-30.Our programs highlight the emerging dangers of self-medication and casual drug use in the fentanyl era and encourage healthier strategies for coping with stress.

Daphne Willis – Somebody’s Someone – YouTube

Mental Health Guide for Veterans here provided by Camp Lejuene Claims Center.


   BOCA Recovery Center – Breaks down research and discusses the varying relationship between physical disability and substance use.

Safe Disposal

Store Medications in a Safe Location

It is important to keep medications out of reach of those who could misuse them. This includes children, teenagers and even adults who might be attempted to take them.  Find out more here

Medication lock boxes are a great option to provide additional security, especially if you live in a communal space, such as a dorm. 

Only Dispose of Controlled Substances in Safe Disposal Sites

There are many sites to drop off unwanted/unused medications.  See the list below. If you can’t find a site to dispose of your unwanted medications, learn about your other options at this FDA site. 

Do Not Share Medication 

Never share your prescription medication. Prescriptions are only written when a doctor deems it absolutely necessary. Medications are harmful when someone takes ones that are not prescribed to them.

Sacramento County Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks

Dispose of controlled prescription medications in safe medical collection sites to protect our community from substance abuse. Not sure if your medication is a controlled substance? Here is a list of controlled prescription medications

Map of Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks

List of  Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks

Don’t Rush to Flush Drug Disposal Locator


The Don’t Rush to Flush website offers a map and easy instructions on how to easily dispose of unwanted medications in the state of California. California Product Steward Council (CPSC) created this resource.

DEA Safe Disposal Locator

Website: Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations

This website has a list and maps of collectors authorized by the DEA to takeback-controlled substances. 

Here are DEA Drug Disposal Guidelines to that give clear steps on what to do to prepare  for disposal.


No matter the precaution, the risk when using opioids is always high. 

The best way to stay safe is to not use opioids unless they are medically prescribed by your doctor. 

There are still resources to help those who aren’t ready for treatment. 

  • Carry naloxone with you.
    • An overdose can become a death in just minutes. Naloxone can reverse it. You can find Naloxone at local pharmacies often without a prescription.
  • Don’t Use Alone.
    • Overdose deaths happen when there is no one there to help. 
  • Utilize sterile equipment
    • Some Harm Reduction Service Centers offer support and services such as clean needle exchange and naloxone kits. 
  • Know what you are taking.
    • Deaths from synthetic opioids like Fentanyl are increasing. It is often laced into other drugs, so many people do not know when they are taking it.
  • Always Call for Help.
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