Rural communities often face different challenges by being distanced from the resources of larger communities. However the resources that are available are extremely important to the wellbeing and health of rural patients.
Learn more about Opioids, Substance Use, and how you can connect others to vital resources and help.
This page is designed to provide immediate help for the first steps to getting help for Opioid Use Disorder. If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, including a drug overdose, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
2-1-1 provides people with ways to get help, and give help. By simply dialing 2-1-1, callers can connect to health and human resources they need, as well as find meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Utah Regional Resources
Southeast Utah Health Department
Offers a wide variety of health services for Southeast Utah.
Southwest Behavioral Health
Offers comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services.
Southwest Utah Health Department
Offers a wide variety of health services for Southwest Utah.
Utah State Resources
Prescription Take Back/Safe Disposal Locations
This DEA resource can help you find Prescription Disposal Box Locations across the state.
Safe UT App
A crisis management tool.
Stop the Opidemic
Advocacy for safer opioid use, encourages people to avoid opioid use, and to carry Naloxone.
The Substance Use in Pregnancy Recovery Addiction Dependence Clinic (SUPeRAD)
SUPeRAD partners with local healthcare officials to provide a clinic for pregnant women who have a Substance Use Disorder.
Call 1 (412) 523-8187
USU Extensions COVID-19 Resources
Utah State University Extension provides research-backed information to help individuals, families, policymakers, and educators carefully navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and maneuver the challenges the virus brings.
University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)
Offers a range of treatments, focussing on achieving individual balance in mental health.
Crisis call line, Call 1 (801) 587-3000
Crisis text line, Text “START” to 741-741
Use Only as Directed
Offers a 3-part solution for safer opioid use: Speak Out, Opt Out, and Throw Out. They focus on advocacy and connection people to local resources.
Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA)
Serving individuals recovering from the effects of substance use disorders on the person, families, and the community.
Offers a fellowship for those who’s lives have been affected by an alcoholic.
A fellowship for those who have had a problem with drinking.
CDC provides health considerations and tools for operating during COVID-19
A twelve-step recovery program for those who have had a problem with addiction to drugs.
National Drug Helpline
Website and helpline for members of the public that want access to quality information and resources to overcome drug and alcohol dependency.
National Suicide Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, national suicide or emotional distress hotline.
Call 1 (800) 237-TALK (8255)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
A free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Call 1 (800) 662-HELP (4357)