We watch hospital and ambulance data closely to identify unexpected increases, or spikes, in drug-involved overdoses. If we see a spike, we send out an alert.
What can cause a spike?
A change in the local drug supply may cause a spike.
Very strong opioids are being mixed into all types of drugs, including heroin, cocaine, counterfeit or fake prescription pills, meth, and cannabis. An alert will provide as much detail as we are able to identify to prevent overdose deaths. Working together, we can save lives!
Get safer use supplies, including fentanyl test strips and Narcan® from our Syringe Services Program : 2705 E. Washington Ave. or 2300 S. Park St. in Madison. You can also ask a pharmacist for Narcan®.