The Sacramento County Opioid Coalition brings people together to save lives.

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Naloxone Kits Distributed


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Gone Too Soon Memorial Campaign for Opioid Awareness

Talking about opioids is difficult. Opioids take good people from their families. Opioid overdose can happen to your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Maybe it already has. 

We’re compiling stories to introduce these difficult discussions. We humbly ask you to share your stories as well.
We’ll display posters of those lost to opioids with dynamic descriptions of the person (i.e., Musician, Compassionate). These posters will be displayed throughout our community at various locations and times and treated/stored with respect. We would be honored to have you and your loved ones help us educate people on the dangers of opioids and to prevent future overdoses.

If you are interested in helping and sharing your loved ones story, download the SCOC permission form and  email it to Marlee Turner at Permission must come from next of kin (i.e., parent, spouse).


Perfect for educators, school nurses, counselors, mental health clinicians, substance use clinicians, coaches, parents, or anyone with an interest in student health, prevention, policymaking, and related fields.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Event is free; CME accreditation pending. Light breakfast and lunch provided. Seating is limited!

  • Statistical analysis of the opioid epidemic in our region.
  • Trends and emerging threats facing our youth.
  • Risk factors that a youth will misuse opioids or other controlled substances.
  • Progression of addiction and the devastating impacts of stigmatization.
  • Prevention/intervention strategies.
  • Classroom-ready resources to assist youth.

Registration is required. No walk-ins or day-of registration will be permitted. 

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