Overdose Prevention Program

Program Overview

The Overdose Prevention Program aims to reduce opioid overdoses and overdose fatalities within Cochise County.

What is an opioid overdose?

An overdose occurs when a person takes too many opioids, passes out and has no or very slow breathing (i.e., respiratory depression), 

How to identify an opioid overdose

  • Heavy nodding, deep sleep, hard to wake up, or vomiting
  • Slow or shallow breathing (less than 1 breath every 5 seconds), snoring, gurgling, or choking sounds
  • Pale, blue or gray lips, fingernails, or skin
  • Clammy, sweaty skin

Save a Life… Carry Naloxone

Naloxone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids, such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. Administered when a patient is showing signs of opioid overdose, naloxone is a temporary treatment and its effects do not last long. Therefore, it is critical to obtain medical intervention as soon as possible after administering/receiving naloxone.

Request naloxone by mail – Sonoran Prevention Works Sonoran Prevention Works Website

  1. Treatment Resources

Opioid Assistance and Referral Line webpageLocal medical experts offer patients, providers, and family members opioid information, resources, and referral 24/7. Translation services available. Click or call 1-888-688-4222.

Find Treatment.gov webpageMillions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Help is available, treatment works, and people recover every day. Find a state-licensed treatment facility near you. Click or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).