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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.

 

Learning Additions

Videos on how to recognize and respond to an opiate overdose and

using a naloxone rescue kit.

 

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.

 

 

Utah Naloxone is committed to increasing access to naloxone to PREVENT

opioid overdose death in Utah.  

 

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 completely agree.  

 

Today in Utah:

  • Overdose is the leading cause of injury death.
  • The rate of overdose death exceeds that of motor vehicle collisions and firearms.
  • More than 10 Utahns die every week from an overdose.
  • 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.
  • Utah was one of only 7 states nationally to show a decrease in overdose deaths in 2017.
  • Utah had the 1st highest rate of drug overdose death for veterans (2014).
  • Children and adolescents are impacted both directly and indirectly by opioid overdose.

 

The substances most responsible for poisoning deaths come from opioid medications including morphine, methadone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, 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: 

Utah Naloxone 

 

Salt Lake City, Utah

(385) 495-9050

 

Email: UtahNaloxone

@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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