Across the nation, people are losing their lives to the deadly drug fentanyl. Here in San Diego County, fentanyl deaths have spiked by more than 2,300 percent since 2016!
But the County of San Diego is fighting back - and we need YOUR help.
We voted to sue the opioid manufacturers who flooded our community with these drugs, causing an addiction and overdose crisis - and we WON!
We also declared illicit fentanyl a Public Health Emergency, allowing our County to devote more resources and attention to fentanyl education, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction strategies.
We took on the pharmaceutical industry, and have already begun to direct over $14 million dollars to:
Provide routine health screenings in rural areas
Expand the availability of Naloxone, which can help prevent overdose deaths
Increase awareness among youth using social media, gaming sites and other platforms
Visit the County web pages below to learn more about prevention and find other resources.