Throughout our website we have links to many resources and  other websites.  At the bottom of most pages is a list of relevant resources. This page is a compilation of those resources. Look at our  Media Database to see a gallery view of infographics and guides.

Resources on Safe Prescribing and Pain Management Alternatives

Information About Naloxone and Training

Naloxone Access Options in California, California Health Care Foundation

Apply to the California Public Health Department Naloxone Grant Program and find Naloxone Training Videos (located under the Naloxone training session) 

Get Naloxone Now website offers information and 20 minute trainings

Overdose Prevention, National Harm Reduction Coalition 

How to Use a Naloxone Kit Booklet, UC Davis Dipi

The National Harm Reduction Coalition is not just a great resource to learn more about Naloxone and but a wealth of information for learning about treatment and prevention. 



Information on and MAT and Buprenorphine

Medication-Assisted Treatment , SAMHSA

For patients with Opioid Use Disorder, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) combines medication with counseling and behavioral therapy to give them the best shot at recovery.  This method avoids rapidly taking someone off medications and risk heavy withdrawals that harm the recovery process. 

Effective Treatment for Opioid Addiction, NIDA

Medications commonly used are Buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®), methadone, and extended release naltrexone (Vivitrol®). They are all effective prescriptions used in MAT to help a patient stop using opioids and subdue the withdrawal pains. 

Become a Buprenorphine Waivered Practitioner, SAMHSA

Physicians must go through a complete training to prescribe Buprenorphine. This is known as getting a “X-Waiver.” Not all prescribers have one. We need more certified prescribers fulfill our community’s need.

MAT Handout, SCOC

Buprenorphine and the Opioid Crisis 2018, Congressional Research Service

Medications for Addiction Treatment, Shatterproof

Medication Assisted Treatment, Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Myths About MAT, The National Council

MAT Pocket Guide, SAMHSA

Access Local Treatment Services

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.

Bilingual staff and interpreters are available at not extra cost.

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


(916) 874 – 9754 

If seeking resources for Adults 18+

(916) 875-0185   If seeking resources for Youth

[Media Sources: Priority Preference LetterAlcohol and Drug Services Priority Preference FlyerAlcohol and Drug Services Youth Treatment Services Flyer]

Sacramento County contracts with with many community based providers that help with SUD. Below is a map of local services and resources and a link to a written list of those services.

These services listed include: Adult and Youth System Care, Residential Treatment Providers, Detoxification Service Providers, Recovery Residences/Transitional Living/Sober Living Environment Providers, Outpatient Service Providers, and Intensive Outpatient Providers.

Map of treatment providers

Contracted – Community-Resource-List

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 Safe Disposal Sites for Medications and Sharps

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


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


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.

Local Centers for Support

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

Harm Reduction Services


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

Gender Health Center


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

Golden Rule Services


Phone 916-427-4653

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

Hours Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm

How to Support the Recovering

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 national organization provides free personal support and resources to families impacted by addiction and offers a bilingual helpline. The website offers research reports, helpful guidelines. People can schedule calls ahead of time or email them through the website.


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.

Tools for Prescribers

Califronia Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System

CURES 2.0 (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System) is a database of Schedule II, III and IV controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in California .  Its use is mandatory. 

Link to CURES 2.0 Fact Sheet 


Licensed prescribers and pharmacists can have access to patients records under their care. Additionally prescribers can get information on how to report prescriptions,  obtain security prescription forms, and report stolen prescriptions. 

Register for CURES here 


CDC Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Website: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic

CDC developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids forChronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings. Recommendations focus on the use of opioids in treating chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 3 months or past the time of normal tissue healing) outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.”



SSVMS Guidelines for Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain and PSA poster

Link to SSVMS Guidelines 

Sierra Sacramento Medical Valley Society created a Primary Care Guidelines Flowchart to aid providers in treating chronic non-cancer pain.

Alternative Medicine Campaign Poster

Prescribers can help avoid Opioid Use Disorder before it starts by informing patients of their full range of options when it comes to pain management. This PSA flyer can aid in starting that discussion.

Search and Rescue Prescriber Toolkit


“Brought to you by the Partnership to End Addiction, Search and Rescue is a prescriber education campaign operating on a grant from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)* with the sole purpose of providing healthcare professionals with the tools and resources they need to help patients with prescription drug misuse, abuse and addiction.”

Get Certified to Offer Medication Assisted Treatment

Only Physicians with X-waivered Certification can prescribe Buprenorphine, a common drug that helps taper people off of Opioids. 

Go to SAMHSA’s Become a Buprenorphine Waivered Practitioner to learn more today. 

Facts on Opioids and National Data

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Opioid Use Disorders, National Council for Behavioral Health

Science of Addiction,John Hopkins School of Opioids

What Science Tells Us About Opioid Abuse Addiction , National Institute on Drug Abuse 

The Surgeon General Spotlight on Opioids, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

America’s Drug Overdose Epidemic: Putting Data to Action, CDC 

Opioid Crisis, Health Resources and Services Administration 

Opioid Digital Media Kit, CDC

U.S. State Prescribing Rate Maps, CDC

ESRI Opioids Epidemic Map of Prescriptions 

A geographic view of opioid prescriptions made in the United States is helpful to understanding how counties and ZIP codes compare to each other, their state, and the nation as a whole.


National Center For Health Statistics, CDC 

This data visualization presents provisional counts for drug overdose deaths based on a current flow of mortality data in the National Vital Statistics System. 


CDC’s Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) 

CDC Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) is a public resource. This application makes many health-related data sets available to CDC staff, public health departments, researchers, and others. The data help with public health research, decision making, priority setting, program evaluation, and resource allocation.

CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS™)

CDC’s WISQARS™ is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.

Data Resources for Information on Sacramento County

California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, California Department of Public Health 

Sacramento 2020 County Snapshot 

El Dorado County 2020 Snapshot

Yolo County 2020 Snapshot 

The State-wide and County-specific dashboards and data available through this application are the result of ongoing collaboration between the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the California Health Care Foundation.  The goal is to provide a data tool with enhanced visualization and integration of statewide and geographically-specific non-fatal and fatal opioid-involved overdose and opioid prescription data.

2019 California County Fact Sheets: Treatment Gaps in Opioid-Agonist Medication Assisted Therapy (OA-MAT) and Estimates of How Many Additional Prescribers Are Needed, Urban Health Institute 

U.S. County Prescribing Rate Maps, CDC

ESRI: Mapping American Communities

This site uses color coded United States maps that highlight state and community hot spots for overdoses and increased opioid prescribing patterns, and tracks emerging use patterns. See how your state/community compares to other areas.

National Survey on Drug Use, SAMHSA

Sacramento Opioid Prescription Drug Monitoring Report 2015Sacramento County Epidemiology Unit

This report catalyzed the start of the County Opioid coalition because the data showed the need for it. The report identifies risk factors of prescription opioid misuse in Sacramento County. The data source for the report is the California Department of Justice (DOJ) prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), known as the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES). Indicators of potential misuse of opioid prescriptions used in this report were adapted from indicator lists developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Brandeis University Center for Excellence. 


Be Health Sacramento, Sacramento County 

includes two Opioid Prescription Indicators, available at the patient zip-code level: 1) Percentage of population that is and opioid prescription patient, and 2) the rate of prescriptions of opioid drugs in patient’s local per 10,000 population.  Several other health indicators can be found on this website. 

CDPH EpiCenter Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Health Consequences Query System, California Department of Public Health

This query system includes data on the health consequences (deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits) of substances with potential to cause substance use disorders.


Fentanyl Resources and News

What is Fentanyl, CDC

Fentanyl Resources, National Harm Reduction Coalition

Synthetic Opioid Overdose Data, CDC 

Fentanyl Drug Facts,  National Institute on Drug Abuse 

Fentanyl, DEA 

Resources Addressing Stigma

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. They also offer many downloadable resources.

This document addresses the terminology used to describe addiction and how it has contributed to the stigma.

Narcotics Anonymous will help you stop using drugs and find a new way to live. Find a meeting here, and live drug free. One day at a time. Keep coming back.

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

A free information and referral service for the community. Just call 2-1-1 (or 916-498-1000) or 7-1-1 if you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and ask to be connected to 2-1-1. An InfoLine referral specialist will take your call and choose from over 2,400 nonprofit and public programs to recommend ones best suited to help. Calls are always confidential and interpreters are available free of charge.

This resource examines the role of language in perpetuating substance use disorder stigma, followed by tips for assessing when and how we may be using stigmatizing language, and steps for ensuring that the language we use and messages we deliver are positive, productive, and inclusive.