- Naloxone Kits are available in the emergency department for any patient, family member, or caregiver of any person identified as at risk for overdose.
- We have a number of providers that have an x-waiver and can provide treatment to patients with opioid use disorder.
- We have a partnership with Bright Heart Health to provide telehealth treatment for substance use. This allows patients to receive treatment within the privacy of their own home.
- For online meetings visit Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA)
- We have providers within the community clinics that can also provide treatment for opioid use.
- Our substance use provider is now seeing up to 50 patients per month from 4-10 initially.
- Preliminary data for this year in Siskiyou County shows that deaths from opioid overdose quadrupled in 2020 (4.5 to 16.09) and non-fatal emergency department visits have doubled (10 to 22).
- The total number of prescriptions within Siskiyou county for opioids has continued to decrease. In 2020, the number of prescriptions was 24,905 down from 34,244 in 2019.
- In June of 2020 the CDC reported that 13.3% of the respondents had started or increased substance use to cope with the stress and emotions during the pandemic.
- In November of 2021 the CDC published statistics showing an estimated 100,306 drug overdose deaths in the US and increase of 28.5% from the previous year.
- We partner with the California Bridge Program.