Frequently Asked Questions
Is UROHC a medical resource?UROHC does not provide medical consultation or referrals to treatment. However, you can find information about places to go for assessment, referrals, and treatment here on utahopioids.org Learn more about UROHC
Where do opioids come from?The opioid class of drugs originates in the opium poppy plant. Today, there are three common types of opioids: natural opioids, synthetic opioids, and semi-synthetic opioids. Learn more about opioids
What prescription drugs are opioids?There are a wide variety of common opioid drugs that may be prescribed. Always ask your doctor about what risks may come with taking prescribed medication. Visit our Opioids information page to learn about some of the common opioid medications.
Can I use Naloxone to reverse other overdoses?Yes! That is the purpose of Naloxone, but administering Naloxone is not enough. Please call 911 and seek immediate medical treatment. View this comprehensive map of pharmacies that carry naloxone kit, search for a location near you.
What are opioids
The opioid class of drugs originates in the opium poppy plant. Today, there are three common types of opioids: natural opioids, synthetic opioids, and semi-synthetic opioids.
History & background
The history of the United State’s relationship with Opioids and Substance Use Disorder is important to understanding how the current public health concern came to be.
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.
There are many important parts to understanding the impact of opioid use. Here are a few resources to help explore how opioid addition has become a public health concern.
Fentanyl and Xylazine Test Strips
The state of Utah is seeing an unprecedented increase in fentanyl both in pill form and mixed with other illicit drugs. Fentanyl test strips offer a means for the safe use of drugs to ensure that individuals with substance use disorder live to have a chance at recovery.
Learn more about opioids, substance use, and how you can connect others to vital resources and help.