Opioids overdose and addiction in the community.
ADDICTION is giving up EVERYTHING for ONE THING.
RECOVERY is giving up ONE THING for EVERYTHING.
So many people feel helpless when they encounter someone with addictions and destructive behaviors.
The When You Are Ready Campaign is designed to provide the community with resources to prevent drug overdose and connect individuals to treatment.
Overdose Deaths in East Baton Rouge parish as of
May 31, 2022 (with more pending toxicology reports)
Non-fatal overdoses in East Baton Rouge Parish as of
June 1, 2022.
2021 3rd consecutive record-setting year for fatal OD’s. 312 OD deaths in 2021, more than double number of homicides (though coroner says 170 homicides, those include all deaths caused by another person so some may be manslaughter or self-defense, etc.)
Of all OD deaths in 2021, 93% due to some type of opiate/opioid – 88% attributable to fentanyl!
Data provided by The EBRDA Crime Strategies Unit (CSU) based on data received from the EBR Coroner & Police Incident Reports.
The When You Are Ready Campaign will:
Provide push cards, Flyers, and Door hangers for First Responders, Law Enforcements and other organizations with local community resources to hand out when they encounter someone with Opioid and or any other addictions.
Ride or die program. Uber and Lyft those who find a bed in a detox or treatment program a ride to treatment. Make the call, secure a bed, and call us for a ride straight to detox or treatment.
Provide a 5 minute “How To” training video on how to use resource cards for agencies such as non-profits, first responders, law enforcement and Faith-Based Organizations who come in contact with individuals and their families who struggle with addiction
Conduct Sober Saturday events in Hot Spots where overdoses occur according to the data.