ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS IN VENTURA COUNTY

653
Opioid-related Deaths
2016–2021
1,457
Lives Saved with Naloxone
2014–2021
3,784
Times Naloxone Used by First Responders 2015–2021
421,649
Prescriptions for Opioids
2021
31
Average Number of Opioid Pills Dispensed per Resident – 2021
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 OVERDOSE DEATHS
Updated May 2022
Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Responding to opioid overdoses

REPORTED OVERDOSE INCIDENTS: Opioids-only
REPORTED OVERDOSE INCIDENTS: 
Polydrug combination involving an opioid
CURES 2.0 Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System

Monitoring prescription safety

Top 3 opioids prescribed in 2021
  • Vicodin (APAP/Hydrocodone Bitartrate)
  • Ultram (Tramadol)
  • Percocet (APAP/Oxycodone HCL)

Saving lives with Naloxone

Overdose Prevention Program

Community members saving lives

3,744
Kits Distributed
Oct. 2014 – Dec. 2021
1,457
Lives Saved with Naloxone
2014 – 2021
Background of those who overdosed
PRIMARY DRUG: Fentanyl
age
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Law Enforcement

First Responders Saving Lives

3,784
EMS: Times Used Naloxone
2015–2021

Help for addiction

Ventura County Behavioral Health

Treatment Admissions: May 2021 – January 2022

211
Primary Drug of Choice: Heroin

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

OD Rescue Kits & Fentanyl Test Strips

Naloxone/Narcan Distribution Program

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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