Opioid Use & Misuse Resources — United Way Salt Lake
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Signs of an opioid overdose include small pinpoint pupils, blue/purple fingernail and lips, unresponsiveness, limp body, shallow or stopped breathing, faint heartbeat, and/or a gurgling or choking noise.

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Opioids and Addiction

Each year in Utah in Utah an average 323 people die from a prescription opioid drug overdose, 156 people die from a heroin overdose, and 88 people die from a synthetic opioid overdose. Even when using opioids as prescribed, people can become dependent on them in as little as 7 days.

Utah 211 is the largest resource provider in the state. We have compiled a list of over 400 resources ranging from detoxification, to substance use treatment facilities, to counseling centers all dedicated to helping you or a loved one get treatment for opioid use or misuse.

Get Naloxone

Naloxone (Narcan®) is a drug that can reverse overdoses from heroin or prescription opioids. The nasal spray or shot is easy to administer and can save lives. If you or someone you know may be suffering from an opioid addiction, pick up a Naloxone kit to carry with you.

Use this map from Utah Naloxone to find a location near you for Naxolone kit pick-up and training.

Community Resources

Crisis

Programs that provide in-person immediate response services for people who are in life-threatening situations due to a drug overdose or acute intoxication.

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Assessment & Placement

Programs that conduct an evaluation to determine whether an individual has a substance use disorder as well as the nature and extent of the problem.

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Detox

Programs that provide assistance and support for individuals who are physically dependent on substances of any kind during the withdrawal period.

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Education & Prevention

Programs that provide information about substance use disorders and services that focus on substance use prevention for people of all ages who are at risk.

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Harm Reduction

Programs that protect people from the potentially deadly effects of the drugs they use, reduce HIV risk, increase access to treatment, and reduce improper disposal of needles and syringes.

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Outpatient

Programs including counseling, 12-step meetings, & recreational activities for individuals who have problems related to drug/alcohol but do not require day treatment or 24-hour hospital care.

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Residential

Structured treatment programs and support services that are a 24-hour, supervised environment for individuals who have problems related to excessive use of alcohol and/or drugs.

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Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a substance use disorder or other behavioral addictions.

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Supportive Services

Community and hospital-based programs that provide a variety of services for individuals who need support to commit to a treatment program, survive a substance-use related crisis, or sustain an abstinent lifestyle.

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Other Addiction Resources

Other programs including DUI Offender Programs and Medication Assisted Maintenance.

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Stop the Opidemic

Learn more about organizations addressing Utah's Opidemic, ensuring those struggling can get the help they need.

Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention
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