To Create a Healthier Jefferson County For All

Promoting prevention and recovery and improving quality of life for people affected by substance use

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Our Mission

To create a healthier Jefferson County for all by reducing harms associated with substance use disorder through education and other available resources.

Deaths from heroin increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdose than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers.

In 2016, there were over 750 drug-related deaths in Alabama, the majority of which were opioid related.

267 deaths, up from 248 in 2016 preliminary numbers indicated by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers.

63,000+ Americans died of drug overdose in 2016, and 42,249 of those deaths involved opioids, according to a new analysis from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

1 in 4 teens report having abused or misused an Rx drug at least once in their lifetime