What is the Opioid Crisis?

ADDRESSING THE TWOFOLD EPIDEMIC OF RX PAINKILLER AND HEROIN ABUSE

 Reducing Supply + Reducing Demand = Saving Lives

 

Someone in the U.S. dies of a drug overdose every 20 minutes – and the clock is still ticking. As overdose deaths exceed motor vehicle and firearm fatalities, as pills turn to heroin, the national epidemic continues to hit home in Butte County. Prescription painkiller and heroin abuse, further compounded by a recent influx of illegal fentanyl, has created a public health crisis throughout our community.


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 Adapted from Ventura County Behavioral Health / www.venturacountyresponds.org 

 

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