S.A.F.E. Project US Communities
S.A.F.E. Project US holds community-based coordination events that bring together community leaders, local law enforcement, medical personnel, educators and families that are affected by the opioid crisis. Families who have lost children, spouses or partners who have lost loved ones, as well as friends and supporters are encouraged to attend our community events to add their perspective and insight to help rid their community of the opioid epidemic.
Our community-based mission goals are threefold:
- Collaborate on ways to empower other S.A.F.E. communities across the country to learn and benefit from their impact.
- Understand how state families are turning their grief into community action.
- Learn how state law enforcement agencies are connecting citizens to substance use treatment.
S.A.F.E. is actively involved with outreach efforts across the United States. Currently, our involvement is focused heavily in nine states: Rhode Island, North Carolina, Kentucky, Colorado, Utah, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida. To visit each state's community page, click on the state on the map below. More state pages will be added as we grow our communities.
Facts & Figures
Toolkit & Resources
► Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states. Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis#seven
► Adverse effects of pain medication abuse include stopping breathing, coma, addiction, overdose & death. Source: https://easyread.drugabuse.gov/content/effects-pain-medicine-abuse-brains-and-bodies
► After taking opioids for just 5 days in a row, a person becomes more likely to take them long-term. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/patients/Get-the-Facts-a.pdf