ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS IN VENTURA COUNTY

548
Opioid-related Deaths
2016–19
820
Lives Saved with Naloxone
2014–19
1,731
Times Naloxone Used by First Responders 2015–2019
469,527
Prescriptions for Opioids
2018
35
Average Number of Opioid Pills Dispensed per Resident
Prescription painkiller and heroin abuse, further compounded by a recent influx of illegal fentanyl, has created a public health crisis throughout our community.

Collaborating to track trends

Ventura County agencies are working together to reduce illicit opioid supply, decrease opioid demand, and save lives. By sharing and comparing data, we can leverage information, analyze trends, and target resources to respond to this evolving public health crisis.

Medical Examiner's Office

Investigating Drug Overdoses

ACCIDENTAL OPIOID-RELATED OVERDOSE DEATHS
Updated on 09/11/2020
Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Responding to opioid overdoses

REPORTED OVERDOSE INCIDENTS: Opioids-only
REPORTED OVERDOSE INCIDENTS: 
Polydrug combination involving an opioid
Please note:
  1. The information above is only reflective for reports made within the Sheriff’s jurisdictions. Information for police departments will be available at a later time.
  2. The information is based on investigation information available at the scene.
CURES 2.0 Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System

Monitoring prescription safety

Top 3 opioids prescribed in 2018
  • Vicodin (APAP/Hydrocodone Bitartrate)
  • Ultram (Tramadol)
  • Percocet (APAP/Oxycodone HCL)

Saving lives with Naloxone

Overdose Prevention Program

Community members saving lives

2,722
Kits Distributed
Oct. 2014 – Feb. 2020
820
Lives Saved with Naloxone
Oct. 2014 – Feb. 2020
Background of those who overdosed
PRIMARY DRUG: Heroin
age
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Law Enforcement

First Responders Saving Lives

1,700
EMS: Times Used Naloxone
2015–19

Help for addiction

Ventura County Behavioral Health

Treatment Admissions 2015-2019

1,256
Primary Drug of Choice: Prescription Opioids

Addiction treatment locations

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call for a free, confidential assessment.
Access Line: 1-844-385-9200 • Toll-free • 24/7

Syringe replacement locations

resources

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Medication Disposal Drop-off locations

Sources

Ventura County Public Health – Emergency Medical Services

Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office

Resource Management Agency

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Ventura County Behavioral Health – Substance Use Services Division

State of California Department of Justice – Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System

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