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Butte Glenn Opioid Safety Coalition

Butte Glenn Opioid Safety Coalition
Welcome to the Butte Glenn Opioid Safety Coalition, a united group of organizations, experts, and individuals who have made it a priority to address opioid misuse and its devastating consequences. Since our founding in 2013, our coalition and partners have been able to make tremendous strides in safer prescribing practices and wider access to naloxone and medical-assisted-treatment, while working on reducing stigma associated with substance use and treatment.

Opioid-related fatalities have left scars on many families and friends of those who have been lost from all walks of life. Looking at the data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) paints a picture of a nation and state that is experiencing a public health crisis. From the 2021 CDPH report, Butte County had 62 people suffer from a fatal opioid-related overdose, over the Sacramento River, Glenn County had 4 people suffer from a fatal opioid-related overdose.

When looking at these numbers there are two important things to remember and keep in mind. Even one life lost to opioid-related overdoses is a tragedy and no life is disposable no matter the circumstance. Another important thing to note is the rate and impact on the size and characteristics of our counties, truly showing the challenges we are facing. According to CDPH data released for 2022, Butte County experienced a fatal opioid-related overdose rate of 32.73 deaths per 100,000 people and Glenn County experienced 22.76 per 100.000, both above the average California rate of 17.58 per 100,000. On top of these alarming rates, Butte and Glenn County have a smaller and more rural population adding additional challenges other counties may not face.

Our commitment is to provide you with accurate, up-to-date information and a supportive environment to help you navigate the challenges of opioid misuse and overdoses in Butte and Glenn County. Together, we can work towards a safer and healthier future for our communities.

Thank you for visiting the Butte Glenn Opioid Safety Coalition website! We're here to help, and together, we can make a difference. Explore our website, engage with our community, and let's embark towards recovery, awareness, and healing, hand in hand.


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