Where should I go for help?

San Diego Access & Crisis Line

1-888-724-7240      TDD/TTY DIAL 711

Free assistance 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

211 San Diego

DIAL 2-1-1

NAMI San Diego

Download the app OSCER SAN DIEGO

Do you or someone you know have a substance abuse problem?

Services provided under the
Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System include:


•Individual (no limits)
• Group sessions

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Residential  Treatment

• Perinatal
• Youth
• Adult

Opioid Treatment Programs

Assisted Treatment

Withdrawal Management (Detox)

Case Management

Recovery Support Services (After Care)

Physician Consultation

How to
Identify an
Opioid Overdose

  • The person won’t wake up even if you shake them or say their name
  • Breathing slows or even stops
  • Lips and fingernails turn blue or gray
  • Skin gets pale, clammy

In Case of Overdose

1. Call 911 and give Naloxone

CA Healthy and Safety Code section § 11376.5 protects Good Samaritans from prosecution. Don’t be afraid to call for help! If there’s no reaction in 3 minutes, give a second dose of Naloxone.

2. Do rescue breathing or chest compressions

Follow 911 dispatcher instructions.

3. After Naloxone

Stay with the person for at least 3 hours or until help arrives.

4. Follow up

Medical care is important! 

What is Naloxone?

A life-saving medication that works to reverse an opioid overdose while having little to no effects on a person if opioids are not present in their system. Naloxone blocks opioid receptor sites, reversing the toxic effects of opioid overdose.

Where to get Naloxone

Naloxone can be purchased at a pharmacy without a prescription. Learn how to administer Naloxone and know where it’s kept.

More information about
prescription drug abuse is at

Do you or someone you know have a substance use problem?

Call San Diego County’s Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240 or 2-1-1 San Diego for information and support