Who developed the wrongforyou.com website?
The Orange County Health Care Agency developed wrongforyou.com as part of a broader effort to reduce prescription opioid overuse, emergency department visits, and deaths in Orange County. This [...]
Where can I get more information about opioid treatment and prevention?
Download the OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) report, “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Orange County, CA.” This publication details the extensive, strategic prevention, harm reduction, treatment and [...]
How can I properly dispose of opioids?
Keeping unused, expired, or unwanted medications like prescription opioids in your home creates a serious safety concern to children, family members, or friends who may be able to access them [...]
What is naloxone?
Naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is a medication that can reverse the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose within minutes. A person can get this medication from a [...]
What does an opioid overdose look like?
An opioid overdose can occur for a variety of reasons, including overusing prescribed medications, using someone else’s prescribed opioid, or mixing a prescription opioid with alcohol or other [...]
Can opioid addiction be treated?
Yes. Opioid addiction is a chronic disease, like heart disease or diabetes. It cannot be cured, but it can be managed. A person with addiction can regain a healthy, productive life. To do that, [...]
Do many people have problems with opioids?
Yes. In recent years, an alarming number of opioid overdoses and deaths have occurred throughout the United States – which has led people to say we are experiencing an opioid crisis, or opioid [...]
Who should be concerned about taking prescription opioids?
Anyone could become dependent on prescription opioids, so everyone should be concerned about taking them. If you or someone you know receives a prescription for opioids, make sure to ask a doctor [...]