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Substance Use Initiatives in Orange Lettering


The Onondaga County Health Department's Substance Use Initiatives works to ensure that individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance use have access to prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery services.



Onondaga County, like much of the United States, is facing a drug overdose crisis. To face this epidemic head on, the OCHD's Substance Use initiatives works to reduce the harms of drug use and connect residents to needed services.


Priorities of the program include:

  • Preventing fatal overdose
  • Education, prevention and public outreach
  • Increasing access to harm reduction services
  • Streamlining access to care
  • Improving data coordination
  • Stigma Reduction



What is a substance use disorder? Substance use disorder (SUD) occurs when a person’s use of drugs or alcohol results in health issues or problems in their work, school, or home life. Substance Use Initiatives can help with linkages to treatment, recovery and harm reduction services. Call or text us at: 315.418.5365


To get FREE Narcan : Send a text to or call 315. 418.5365 or go to one of the Narcan Community Access Sites


To get FREE Fentanyl and/or Free Xylazine Test Strips: Send a text or call 315.418.5365











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