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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.


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.


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.

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.

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