Opioid Overdose Prevention


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What is the Opioid Epidemic?

The opioid epidemic started in the late 90s with the increase in prescriptions of opioid medication. This led to widespread misuse of both prescription and non-prescription opioids. Starting around 2010, we began to see an increase in the number of deaths attributed to heroin as well. In recent years, with the rise in illicitly manufactured fentanyl, death rates have skyrocketed. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during the 12-month period between May 2020 and April 2021, over 100,000 people died due to a drug overdose. Among these, approximately 75,000 deaths were due to opioids, and predominantly synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

3 waves of Opioid Overdose Deaths

Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

The Coconino County Health and Human Services, Opioid Overdose Prevention program is funded via grant with the Arizona Department of Health Services and is part of a statewide initiative to reduce the number of fatal opioid overdoses.

The Opioid Overdose Prevention Program provides education, promotes harm reduction strategies, and can provide technical assistance to implement best practice policies to prevent fatal opioid overdoses.

Program staff are located in Flagstaff and Page and build partnerships to create awareness of resources pertaining to opioid use.

Contact info: Candice Koenker, Program Manager: (928) 679-7264 or email.

Free Narcan

Naloxone, or Narcan, is a life-saving medication, that can rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. Having Narcan and knowing how to use it can save a life. Who should have Narcan? Anyone in Coconino County can obtain Narcan free of charge.

In Coconino County contact (928) 679-7264 or email to receive a free naloxone kit and training about opioid overdose response.

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Contact Us

Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
Candice Koenker, Program Manager
Phone (928) 679-7264
Email: ckoenker@coconino.az.gov

Southern Region Office
2625 N King St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Northern Region Office
467 Vista Ave
Page, AZ 86040

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