Substance use disorder is as much a mental illness as depression, anxiety, or PTSD, and nearly 300,000 Oklahomans report living with one, overwhelmingly from opioid use.
Between 2021 and 2022, Oklahoma saw a 22% rise in deaths from opioid overdose. But that’s not the end of the story. We can all do our part by carrying naloxone, an easy-to-administer medication that can reverse overdose from opioids, including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications. You should especially carry naloxone if you have opioid drugs at home.
Today, our partners at OK, I’M READY launch their naloxone vending machines across the state. Your challenge today is to seek one out to get your free kit, or order one from home here.