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Overdose Prevention

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Overdose Prevention Program

A.R.S. § 36-2602 of House Bill 2136 requires the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy (ASBP) to establish a controlled substances prescription monitoring program (CSPMP). The purpose of this legislation is to improve the State’s ability to identify controlled substance abusers or misusers and refer them for treatment, and to identify and stop diversion of prescription controlled substance drugs in an efficient and cost effective manner that will not impede the appropriate medical utilization of licit controlled substances. (Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program)
The NCPHSD works under the Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overseen by the Arizona Department of Human Services (ADHS). 

The mission of the Navajo County Public Health Services District (NCPHSD) is to ensure that all citizens of Navajo County receive public health services and, in cooperation with local, state and federal agencies, health care institutions and health care providers, ensure those citizens are provided access to a basic set of health services including medical, dental and behavioral health.

Mission Statement

Surveillance & Prevention

The Overdose Data to Action grant has two main components: Surveillance and Prevention. We will be using multiple strategies including integration of state and local prevention and response efforts, establishing linkages to care, and ongoing outreach to increase education and awareness within Navajo County. Activities of OD2A include developing an Overdose Fatality Review Committee, developing local data dashboards, ongoing support of the Arizona OAR Line, and encouraging the distribution of Naloxone.

 

The Problem: 

  • Arizona currently ranks 12th highest in the nation for individuals 12+ years misusing and abusing prescription (Rx) drugs AND has the 12th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States at greater than 20 drug overdose deaths/100,000 population. (County Health Rankings and Roadmap)
  • 5.6% of Navajo County youth report current Rx drug misuse – the county ranks 8th highest in the state.  Rx drug misuse is considered “socially acceptable.”
  • Rx drugs are also easy to get (most youth and adults report getting Rx drugs from friends and their or someone else’s home).  And, Rx drugs are incorrectly perceived as safer than street drugs.

                            

What Can the Citizens of Navajo County Do?

  • Practice and promote proper prescription and over-the-counter drug storage in the home.
  • Talk to youth, families, and other community members about the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter drug misuse and abuse.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about non-prescription pain relief options.
  • If you or a family member uses a prescription opioid talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist about the option of having Naloxone prescribed to use in case of an accidental overdose.  ( http://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment/naloxone)
  • Properly dispose of unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs in permanent disposal drop boxes in your community. Please see the table below:

Navajo County Drop-Box Locations

Heber/Overgaard Heber/Overgaard Fire Department: 2061 Lumber Valley Road Overgaard, AZ 85933
Holbrook  Holbrook Police Department: 120 E Buffalo Street Holbrook, AZ 86025
Hopi Hopi Health Care Center: Highway 264 Mile Post 388 Polacca, AZ 86042
Kayenta 1.8 miles East of U.S. Hwy 163 & Jct. 160 at Mile Post 394.3
Pinetop/Lakeside Lakeside Police Department: 1360 N Niels Hansen Lane Lakeside, AZ 85929
Pinon Chapter House Between Route 41 and N4, Buisness Loop 8031
Pinon Health Center Highway 191 Hospital Drive Pinon, AZ 86510
Show Low Show Low Police Department: 411 E Deuce of Clubs Show Low, AZ 85901
Snowflake/Taylor Snowflake/Taylor Police Department: 602 Main Street Snowflake, AZ 85937
Whiteriver White Mountain Apache Tribal Fire and Rescue: 612 S Chief Avenue Whiteriver, AZ 85941
Winslow Winslow Police Department: 708 W 3rd Street Winslow, AZ 86047
Winslow Winslow Indian Health Services: 500 N. Indian Avenue Winslow, AZ 86047

 

 

 Resources

Navajo County Substance Use Treatment Resources

Click here for contact information for:

  • Outpatient Services in Navajo County
  • Opioid Treatment in Navajo County
  • Residential Treatment in Navajo County
  • Prevention Services in Navajo County
  • Assistance Programs in Navajo County
Apache County Substance Use Treatment Resources

Click here for contact information for:

  • Outpatient services in Apache County
  • Opioid treatment in Apache County
  • Residential treatment in Apache County
  • Prevention in Apache County
  • Assistance programs in Apache County
Navajo & Apache Counties Substance Abuse Treatment Guide

Click here for contact information for:

  • Crisis services in Navajo & Apache Counties
  • Peer support organizations in Navajo & Apache Counties
  • Outpatien Services in Navajo & Apache Counties
  • Residential Treatment Services in Navajo & Apache Counties
  • Prevention Programs in Navajo & Apache Counties
  • Opioid Treatment Services in Navajo & Apache Counties
  • Assistance Programs in Navajo & Apache Counties
SAMHSA’s National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

 

Navajo & Apache County General Resource Directory

Click here for contact information for:

  • Emergency Numbers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical Assistance
  • Health Care & Pregnancy
  • Crisis & Domestic Violence Helo
  • Counseling Services
  • Crisis Hotlines
  • Veterans Services
  • Homeless Shelters
  • HUD Housing
  • Clothing/Thrift Stores
  • Rent & Utility Assistance
  • Food Kitchens
  • Elderly & Disability Services
  • Child Care
  • Head Start
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Post Offices
  • Courts & Jails
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
  • Navajo Nation Tribe
  • Transportation
  • Four Seasons Connection - Bus
Arizona Opioid Assistance and Referral (OAR) Line

1-888-688-4222

Arizona OAR Line

A free 24/7 hotline that assists providers with complex patients with pain and opioid use disorders, answered by medical experts at the Poison and Drug information centers in Arizona.

Navajo County Health Improvement Plan
What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is a medication 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. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications. Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/opioid-overdose-reversal-naloxone-narcan-evzio

Naloxone FAQ's

Naloxone Standing Order

Navapache Area Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Information

Narcotics Anonymous Meeting List

"No addict seeking recovery need die without a chance to find a better way of life."

Show Low

Whiteriver

St. Johns

Episcopal Church of Our Savior

Tuesday - 6pm

5147 Show Low Lake Rd.

Show Low, AZ 85901

Whiteriver American Legion

Wednesday - 6pm

312 N Chief Ave

Whiteriver, AZ 85941

Monday - 7pm

270 West 1st South

St. Johns, AZ 85936

Calvary Baptist Church - Red door in back 

Thursday - 7pm

241 E McNeil

Show Low, AZ 85901

White Mountain Apache Christian Church

Sunday - 6pm

710 S Chief Ave

Tuesday - 7pm

270 West 1st South

St. Johns, AZ 85936

Summit Hospital Conference Room #1

Friday - 7pm

2200 E Show Low Lake Rd.

Show Low, AZ 85901

 

Wednesday - 7pm

270 West 1st South

St. Johns, AZ 85936

New Life Community Church - Gym

Saturday - 7pm

601 S Clark Rd. #A

Show Low, AZ 85901

   

 

Navapache Area Contact Phone Numbers

Show Low:

Penny B. 928-368-7286

Rick B. 928-245-3393

Leo H. 928-358-8286

St. Johns

Shea T. 928-245-7837

 

 

 

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Overdose Prevention Program Contact Information

Kellie Payton

Overdose Data to Action Program Coordinator

Email: Kellie.Payton@navajocountyaz.gov

Office: (928) 532-6050

Amy Stradling

Division Manager

Email: Amy.Stradling@navajocountyaz.gov

Office: (928) 532-6050