Resources for Preventing Overdose on International Overdose Awareness Day

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is committed to preventing overdose deaths in communities throughout California. As we remember the 8,682 Californians lost to overdose in 2020, we wanted to provide resources available to prevent overdose deaths throughout the state.
If you think you’re at risk of an overdose or can help someone who is, connect with harm reduction services and carry naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. Here’s how:

·     Get naloxone from your local pharmacy or by using the National Harm Reduction Coalition’s naloxone access map: https://bit.ly/naloxonemap

·     If you are struggling with drug use and want help to make positive change, call California’s statewide treatment referral line at 800-879-2772 or connect with a harm reduction organization through CDPH’s directory: https://bit.ly/sspdirectory

If you are part of an organization that is interested in distributing naloxone, read more about the DHCS Naloxone Distribution Project and learn how to apply: https://bit.ly/3jwtLZd