According to a recent assessment, Yamhill County has higher rates of opioid prescription fills and opioid overdose deaths compared to the rest of the state. Yamhill County also has increasing trends of opioid overdose hospitalizations, stimulant prescription fills, and stimulant overdose mortality.
To further investigate these trends, key partners were invited to participate in interviews to collect information about current issues, resources, challenges, and solutions in Yamhill County.
Friends Fight Fentanyl is a collaborative effort by the public health departments of Yamhill, Marion, and Polk Counties to raise awareness about illegal fentanyl, the harm it causes, and the steps that local teens can take to protect their friends and themselves from this devastating drug.
Prescription drug abuse and overdoses are a major public health concern. Drug poisoning deaths involving opioid analgesics are a public health concern. Nearly 92,000 persons in the U.S. died from drug-involved overdose in 2020, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids. Local efforts have been working to help expand awareness and work to address this growing problem.
Get Help Now - Resources for People in Crisis
Yamhill County Mental Health Crisis Line: 844-842-8200
Provoking Hope 24/7 Crisis Line: 971-312-3752
Provoking Hope: 971-261-2259
Yamhill County Adult Behavioral Health: 503-434-7523
Yamhill County Family and Youth Services: 503-434-7462
Mental Health Peer Support provided by Project ABLE: 503-474-5509
Signs of an Overdose
Slow, difficult breathing or no breathing
Unnaturally gray or blue skin, lips, or fingernails
Cold or clammy skin
Choking, gurgling, or snoring sounds
Can't wake up
If you observe someone showing signs of an overdose:
Try to wake them up. Shake them and shout their name. If they don't respond, call 911 immediately.
Administer Naloxone/Narcan, if you have it. Even if they aren't overdosing, it won't hurt them.