You can save someone’s life

We have had an alarming increase in overdose deaths in Jackson County. Many of these deaths could have been avoided if friends or family knew how to give naloxone. Are you close to someone using drugs, including prescription pain medications? If so, you can save their life if you have naloxone and know how to use it.
There are three ways you can get naloxone:

  1. Any pharmacist in Oregon can prescribe naloxone to you.
  2. Anyone who can prescribe medication can send a naloxone prescription to your pharmacy.
  3. Free naloxone is available at meetings of Max’s Mission and to members of Medicaid plans.

Learn the Risks

Opioids are powerful pain medications. Common opioids are Oxycontin, Vicodin, and Percocet. Heroin is also an opioid drug. Opioid pain pills can cause problems when used for chronic pain. They can lead to physical dependence, addiction, and death from overdose.

– What’s the big deal?
US opioid epidemic timeline
– Side effects of opioid medications
– Mixing opioids with alcohol and other drugs
– Why do people stop breathing?
– How do I know if someone needs help?

Real Stories

Watch the stories of people in our communities who worked through crises such as dealing with chronic pain and becoming too dependent on pain medications.

Videos

Watch helpful videos about chronic pain and opioid pain killers.

News

Read the latest news about the opioid epidemic in Oregon and elsewhere and explore in-depth news articles.