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Fentanyl-laced drugs are all over LA County

The drug supply in LA County has changed. Illicit fentanyl is now found in street pills, powders, and rocks, including oxys, percs, cocaine, meth, and more. It’s nearly impossible to tell if it’s in a drug, so be prepared in case of an overdose.

Overdose Risk Is High
No Matter the Drug or Plug

Laced Drug Supply

More pills, powders, and rocks are testing positive for illicit fentanyl, including 7 in 10 street-bought pills. This is causing a spike in accidental overdoses.

Time of Overdose

Overdose happens faster than you can call for help. Fentanyl is so strong, it can happen in seconds to minutes and often just looks like someone fell asleep.

Overdosing Alone

Taking drugs alone can result in a fatal overdose. The odds of surviving an overdose are much higher when someone else is around to call 911 and use naloxone.

Make a Plan Tips for Safer Use

Test your

Fentanyl test strips help better predict if your drugs are laced. Smoke or snort instead of injecting. Go slow to gauge drug strength. Learn how to use fentanyl test strips.

Be safer

If you do use alone, make a plan to send for help. Have a friend check on you or use the Brave app — it’s free and confidential.

Stay safe with

Take turns so someone can reverse an overdose and call 911. Use naloxone to buy time until medical help arrives.

Always have

Know the signs to save a friend from overdose. Get naloxone now because you never know when you’ll need to use it.

How to find support

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, the Engagement Overdose Prevention (EOP) Hubs provide harm reduction services and peer-led education and support. Use the map below for a location near you.

Schedules and locations may change based on service needs. Please contact the EOP Hubs directly for the most up-to-date information.

Get treatment

If you or someone you know is struggling and needs treatment due to substance use, call the Substance Abuse Service Helpline or go to the Service and Bed Availability Tool.

Services available:

What to expect

When you call, we will ask you questions about your drug use to help you decide if you need treatment.1 We will help you learn your options and find a provider who meets your specific needs.

Youth and adults can access no-cost1 substance use treatment services at any provider in the network. Recipients must be a resident of Los Angeles County and eligible for Medi-Cal,2 My Health LA, or other select county-funded programs.

SAPC complies with applicable federal and state civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, or in any manner on the basis of sexual orientation. Language assistance services are available free of charge.

  1. A share-of-cost may be required for some Medi-Cal eligible individuals.
  2. Some services and treatments require pre-authorization for eligible youth and adults.