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  • District Office : 770.339.4260
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345
  • Preventive Health : 678.442.6880
  • CMS : 770.339.4270
  • Gwinnett Environmental : 770.963.5132
  • Newton Environmental : 770.784.2121
  • Rockdale Environmental : 770.278.7340

 

Prescription Opioid Overdose Prevention

Looking for help?

For access to services and immediate crisis help, call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7.

Looking for a treatment center near you?

Check the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.

The Health Department is committed to preventing opioid overdose. Get the facts, learn the signs of an overdose, and learn what you can do to prevent a prescription opioid overdose.

 

 

Some people might think prescription opioids are safer than alcohol or illegal drugs, but the truth is they carry serious risks and side effects, including addiction and overdose.

If you or someone you know has been prescribed opioids like oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine, or methadone, it is important to learn as much as you can about the risks. The CDC recommends that individuals work closely with their doctors when taking opioid medications to avoid the serious risks and side effects associated with them.

 

NARCAN® Nasal Spray can help reverse an opioid overdose.

NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. NARCAN® was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers—with no medical training required. It is available without a prescription from a doctor and is covered by most insurance plans.

Looking for NARCAN® & FREE training?

Gwinnett –

Navigate Recovery offers training every Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Safe Harbor, 52 Gwinnett Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Call 678-743-1808 EXT 115 to register & ask any questions.
Click here to sign up for training.

Newton – 

Newton County Drug Free Community Coalition offers monthly training events on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
Call 770-786-0807 or email connect@nwtnfamilyconnection.org for more information.
Click here to sign up for training.

Rockdale – 

Rockdale Drug-Free Community Coalition offers monthly training events on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 625 Promise Path, Conyers, GA 30012
Call 770-761-9244 or email mona@rockdalecoalition.org for more information.
Click here to sign up for training.

*The training classes above are currently only available for person with substance use disorder, family & friends of someone with a substance use disorder. The Narcan kits are provided by Georgia Overdose Prevention, Inc. through a grant provided by Georgia DBHDD.

Click here to see if you qualify for a FREE NARCAN® Nasal Spray rescue kit from Georgia Overdose Prevention and are unable to attend a training session.

Addiction Treatment Services

The Health Department does not offer addiction treatment services. Please visit findtreatment.gov.

 

 

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Contact Us
  • District Office : 770.339.4260
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345
  • Preventive Health : 678.442.6880
  • CMS : 770.339.4270
  • Gwinnett Environmental : 770.963.5132
  • Newton Environmental : 770.784.2121
  • Rockdale Environmental : 770.278.7340