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Opioid Use and Substance Use Education & Awareness

Opioid Use and Substance Use Education & Awareness

Opioid Use and Substance Use Education & Awareness

SERVICE LIST

Harm Reduction Services
Naloxone/Narcan Distribution
Hepatitis B & C Clinic
MAT Clinic
Housing Supports
Outreach

The Opioid Use and Substance Use Education & Awareness Project was developed in 2023 for the purpose of expanding community awareness, outreach and education around opioid use disorder, stimulant use disorder, substance use disorder as well as polysubstance use. The project aims to educate youth and community members about substance use disorders, making healthy choices, and supports reducing stigma targeting PWUS. The project will strengthen referral pathways for service supports for all people across all communities and tribal lands of Mendocino County.

"Thank you, MCAVHN. Your Opioid Use / Substance Use presentations to our students were life changing."

– Louise Simson, Superintendent, Anderson Valley Unified School District, 2023.

In Schools:

  • Increase individual student knowledge of harm reduction, knowledge of drugs, alcohol, cannabis, opioids, stimulant’s and stimulant use disorder and the impact of use upon youth development.
  • Create understanding of the Opioid Crisis in Mendocino County, opioids and opioid use, stimulants and stimulant use, and or polysubstance use in their communities.
  • Increase knowledge of healthy solutions that focus on positive messages to prevent use of substances of youth grades 5th through 12th.
  • Reduce stigma of individuals who use drugs in communities, increasing knowledge and compassion across community’s youth identify with.
  • Provide education about Naloxone and Narcan to create awareness of overdose.

In Communities:

  • Understanding of the Opioid Crisis in Mendocino County, opioids and opioid use, stimulant’s and stimulant use, and or polysubstance use in their identified communities while prioritizing harm reduction and health solutions that focus on positive messages to prevent SUD.
  • Reduce stigma of individuals who use substances in communities, increasing knowledge and compassion.
  • Reducing the barrier in receiving care and treatment, in particular reducing the stigma of needle exchange services and of living unhoused.
  • Increase knowledge throughout the county of treatment services including MAT and recovery services, where and how to access services and strengthen referrals to SUD care and treatment providers to prevent or stop use.

SERVICE LIST

Harm Reduction Services
Naloxone/Narcan Distribution
Hepatitis B & C Clinic
MAT Clinic
Housing Supports
Outreach