Fighting Back Against Deadly Drugs: Fentanyl

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.

What We're Doing

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.

$100 Million for San Diegans

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

Get Involved!

Visit the County web pages below to learn more about prevention and find other resources.