COVID-19 and Vaccine Information
Masks are still required in healthcare settings per CDC and state health department guidelines.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths reached their highest point on record in 2021 — up 28.5% during the same 12-month period ending in April 2021.
Opioids are a very strong type of pain management medicine that are easy to accidentally become addicted to. Recently, there have been increases in opioid-related addiction and overdose in our community and nationwide. An opioid addiction can happen to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you have a history of substance use.
Opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, and oxycodone are major sources of overdoses and death. It's important to recognize signs of an overdose, and to know what to do if you encounter someone who is overdosing. Be on the lookout for what is known as the opioid triad: Pinpoint pupils, unconsciousness and respiratory depression.
Other signs of an overdose may include:
If you encounter someone having an overdose, you should:
And make sure you do not:
For more information visit the opioid page with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.