The Opioid Crisis:Ventura County Responds

In Ventura County, more than 200 people die each year from opioid overdoses. Prescription painkiller abuse, rising heroin use, fentanyl and accidental opioid overdoses are part of a nationwide crisis. Learn the signs of overdose and how to take action.

Preventing Overdose

Naloxone is a safe antidote to reverse an opioid overdose. It neutralizes the opioids, reverses the possible fatal side effects, and helps someone breathe again.

Getting help

There are a range of treatment services countywide, including specialized treatment services and referrals for youth and adults coping with addiction.

Medication safety

1 in 5 Ventura County Teens have abused prescription drugs.
Over 50% get them from friends and family.

Prescribers Care

Prescribers are key to creating change in our community. Find safe prescribing resources and learn about best practices, guidelines, and upcoming events.