Welcome to Utah Naloxone

 

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 2013-2014.
  • Utah has the 1st highest rate of drug overdose death for veterans.
  • These rates increased nearly 400% between 2000-2010, and are continuting to rise.
  • 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 LEGAL to have in the state of Utah.  If this can benefit you or someone you love, let's get naloxone in your life.  These lives matter!

 

 

 

 

Rate of Drug Poisoning Deaths per 100,000 Population by County, Utah 2002-2014 (age-adjusted); (CDC and UTDOH, 2016)

 

 

 

 

  

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