Important Addition - Calendar
Click on the CALENDAR link in the upper left to find our upcoming free trainings and events calendar. Find a date and a training that works for you and get preregistered to join us.
Videos on how to recognize and respond to an opiate overdose and
using a naloxone rescue kit.
Video on using fentanyl test strips.
Please educate yourself and be equipped.
Click the UTAH NALOXONE VIDEOS link on the left side of the menu and reach out if you have any questions after watching them.
Information on Andy's - Utah Naloxone Wellness Center
Click link on left for more information
Naloxone (Narcan®) reverses and stops an opioid overdose.
It saves lives, and is legal to have!
We are prescribers, pharmacists, public health workers, recovery advocates, and people who have lost loved ones to the opioid epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has called our current crisis with opioid overdoses and deaths an epidemic, and we agree.
Today in Utah (data Utah IBIS):
Drug poisoning deaths are a preventable public health problem.
They are the leading cause of injury death in Utah, outpacing deaths due to firearms, falls, and motor vehicle crashes.
Ten Utah adults die each week from drug overdose.
Eight are a result of opioids; four due to prescription opioids, specifically.
Utah is particularly affected by prescription opioids.
Responsible for 41% of UT unintentional and undetermined drug poisoning deaths.
One American dies every five minutes of an overdose.
There were over 100,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2021, the most ever in a 12-month period.
During that time, CDC data indicates that deaths in Utah increased nearly 20%.
Utah had the 4th highest rate of drug overdose death in the U.S. in 2012-2014, the 7th highest rate in 2013-2015, and 21st highest rate 2014-2016, and 22nd in 2017. Most recently we are 38th.
The substances most responsible for poisoning deaths come from opioid medications including morphine, methadone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, tramadol, and from heroin. Opioid overdose is reversible through the timely administration of the drug naloxone (Narcan®) and the provision of emergency care. Naloxone (Narcan®) is an antidote for opioid overdose. It can reverse the overdose and save a life.
This is a very safe antidote and it is absolutely LEGAL to have in the state of Utah. If this can benefit you or someone you love, let's get naloxone in your life. We value you and those you care about.
For Questions or to Obtain a Naloxone Rescue Kit:
525 East 100 South #4400
Salt Lake City, Utah