Opioid abuse does not discriminate.
- Over 10 million people misuse opioids in a year
- 3.1 million people abused opioids in the past month, an average of a little over 103,000 people using per day
- Teenagers who legitimately are prescribed opioids are 33% more likely to misuse opioids after high school
- Almost 50,000 people die every year from opioid overdose
- Opioids are a factor in at least 7 out of 10 overdose deaths
- A little over 10 million people ages 12 years and older abused opioids in 2019
- Opioid abuse does not discriminate. It may be the local football star. A businessman struggling with stress. A firefighter or police officer recovering form an injury
- 1-888-688-4222 | Opioid Assistance and Referral Line
Local medical experts offer patients, providers, and family members opioid information, resources and referral 24/7. Translation services available.
- 1-800-662-HELP (4357) | SAMHSA's National Helpline
Free, confidential treatment referral and information service available 24/7 (in English and Spanish).
See where the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone is available near you.
Find a location to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medication.
Find treatment resources available in your area.
Get tips on talking with youth about substance use.
- Text "HELLO" to 741741 to text anonymously with a trained crisis counselor for free, 24/7
- Teen Lifeline | Available 24/7
Arizona support line for teens operated by teens.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline | Available 24/7
Helps individuals in suicidal crisis with support.
- Trevor Project Lifeline | Available 24/7
Confidential suicide hotline for LGBT youth.
- Teens Helping Teens | Available 6p to 9p PST
Text "TEEN" to 839863 to speak with another teen.
Illicit Fentanyl Pills Circulating in Arizona
Illicit fentanyl that mimics common medications like aspirin and Xanax are in our communities!
Fentanyl is Dangerous & Deadly
Illicit fentanyl is dangerous and 100+ times more powerful than morphine. The pills being found in the community have no visible indication as to their contents. It is important to remember that even a small dose of fentanyl can cause the user to overdoes or die and such incidents have increased in Arizona in recent months.
As a community we can help stop this drug epidemic from claiming the lives of those we love by talking about the dangers of drug use.
This is Not Prescription Fentanyl
Illicitly produced fentanyl has been found added to heroin, meth, and cocaine to increase their potency. Some people believe they are purchasing another drug, like Xanax, and don't know that its fentanyl - which often results in overdose deaths.
You Can Help
Naloxone (brand name, Narcan®) is an opioid antagonist that can reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone is available without a prescription at local pharmacies or free through local health departments and prevention coalitions. We encourage community members to obtain Naloxone, particularly if a family member is using opioid drugs whether through a legal prescription or due to a use disorder.
In cases of a drug overdose, immediately call 9-1-1. A Good Samaritan law was passed in Arizona. When you call to report a drug overdose, you have legal protections.
For more information visit OpioidOD.com
For more on the City of Tempe's plan to prevent and reduce opioid abuse click here.
For facts on Arizona and opioids, click here.
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