FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2018
|Contact: Kate McGwire
Public Information Officer
Ada County Opioid Crisis Resource Page
Ada County Problem Solving Courts, along with their partners; Veterans Administration, Ada County Paramedics, Ten Mile Christian Church and the Idaho Department of Correction are dedicated to fighting the opioid epidemic that has taken hold of our community.
A four part educational series will be happening throughout the year. The first event was January 25th and the next event will be April 19, 2018. More details to come.
Overdose is extremely life threatening. Call 911 immediately. Do not waste time trying to shower or clean up. Know how to conduct CPR until first responders arrive.
Always discard unused medications safely. Do not throw pain patches in the trash. Discard them as you would medications and used syringes. Click here for Drug Take Back Information
Never leave someone who has had an overdose alone. Most deaths occur 1 to 3 hours after an overdose.
Reviving an overdose victim is only a first step. The victim must receive emergency medical treatment and then also seek longer-term treatment for substance use.
Naloxone, Narcan or Evzio, opiate overdose reversal medication can be obtained from a doctor or pharmacist. For more details on these prescriptions click HERE.
Ten Mile Christian Church Celebrate Recovery http://www.tenmilecc.com/
Ada County Paramedics https://adacountyparamedics.org/
Fourth District Problem Solving Courts fourthjudicialcourt.idaho.gov/ada/drug.html
Idaho Department of Correction www.idoc.idaho.gov
Veterans Administration www.boise.va.gov
Alcoholics Anonymous www.aa.org
Boise Rescue Mission/City Light www.boiserm.org
Idaho Office of Drug Policy https://odp.idaho.gov/
Idaho RADAR Center (Idaho Regional Drug Alcohol Awareness Resources) https://radar.boisestate.edu
Idaho Suicide Hotline 208-398-HELP  www.IdahoSuicidePrevention.org
Just-Us Support Group www.justus-boise.com
PEER Recovery/PEER Wellness www.peerwellnesscenter.org
Phoenix Multisport Boise www.phoenixmultisport.org
Port of Hope www.portofhopecenters.org