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Education

Learn more about Opioids, Substance Use, and how you can connect others to vital resources and help.

Get educated

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.

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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.

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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.

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Get 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.

Frequently asked questions

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




Where can I dispose of my prescription medication?


Visit utahtakeback.org for information about your nearest prescription take back site!




Is Naloxone available to anyone?


In the state of Utah, Naloxone is legal to have and is often available for free at many locations. Types of Naloxone such as Narcan can be available at pharmacies without a prescription from your doctor. We highly encourage attending a Naloxone Training to better understand and use the rescue kit in the future.




Where can I get Naloxone?


View this comprehensive map of pharmacies that carry naloxone kit, search for a location near you.