Little Cities of Hope: Turning the Tide of the Opioid Epidemic with Our Available Resources

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By Ashley Yaugher, Karen Dolan, Jeanie Willson and Jac’lyn Bera

Our communities have been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, but together we can begin to turn the tide in a positive direction.

Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

An important first step in this process is to spread awareness of the available resources our communities have to offer. We have some great services in our community that are here to help you, your loved ones and family members, and others with substance use or abuse. We have compiled a brief list of resources to become familiar with, and while this is not an exhaustive list, it serves as a stepping stone to learn about resources on yours or a loved ones path to recovery. Please take a look at some of the many resources we have to offer in our communities below:

Emergency Resources
Castleview Hospital Emergency Room:
(435) 637-4800
300 N Hospital Dr. Price, Utah 84501

Four Corners Community Behavioral Health:
Carbon County: 435-637-2358
575 E. 100 S. Price, Utah
Emery County: 435-381-2432
45 E. 100 S. Castle Dale, Utah
Grand County: 435-259-6131
198 E Center Street. Moab, Utah

Utah Poison Control Center:
Call (800) 222-1222, https://poisoncontrol.utah.edu/

United Way 2-1-1:
Call 2-1-1 https://211utah.org

If you think someone is overdosing call 911. The Good Samaritan Law enables bystanders to report an overdose without fear of criminal prosecution for possession of a controlled/illicit substance.

Naloxone is a safe antidote to opioids that has no risk of abuse and will not help or harm someone if they are overdosing on another drug. Find Naloxone in your area, visit https://naloxone.utah.gov/

Counseling Resources*
Gray Matters Counseling:
(435) 637-4852 or (435) 637-0467
23 South Carbon Ave. Suite no. 5 Price, UT 84501
greg.graymatters@gmail.com , https://graymatterscounseling.com/

Kara Heugly Counseling:
(435) 637-0171, 70 W Main St, Price, UT 84501 https://khcounseling.wordpress.com/

Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH):
(801) 538-3939, 195 North 1950 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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*And many more!

Medication Assisted Treatment & Harm Reduction Resources
Carbon Medical Services:
EC: (435) 888-4411 Helper: (435) 472-7000
305 Center Street East Carbon, UT 84520
125 S. Main, Helper, UT 84526
https://carbonmedicalservice.com/

Operation Recovery:
(435) 650-0764, 77 South 600 East Suite C, Price Utah 84501
cpowell@fourcorners.ws

One Voice Recovery, Inc.:
Mobile Outreach Team: (385) 434-9324
Salt Lake City: 1400 S 1100 E, SLC, UT, 84105
Price: 28 S 100 E Price, UT, 84501
onevoicerecovery@gmail.com, https://www.onevoicerecovery.com/

Positive Pathways / Peaceful Transitions:
(435) 299-5003
23 So. Carbon Ave Suite 21, Price, Utah 84501
postivepathways101@gmail.com
zenarobinson5200@gmail.com
https://sabrinakcarter.wixsite.com/positivepathways

Alternative Pain Management Resources
Eastern Utah Spine & Pain:
435-613-PAIN (7246)
230 North Hospital Drive, Suite 2, Price Utah 84501
https://www.drrussbeecher.com/

Matsuda Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine:
435-650-2302, 894 E 100 N, Price, UT, 84501

Scoville Chiropractic Pain Relief Clinic:
Phone: (88) -637-4802 248 S. UT Hwy 55, Price, UT 84501

Recovery Resources
Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness
(385) 210-0320

Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness

Medication Drop Boxes (Safely Dispose of Prescriptions)
Price City Police Department:
910 N 7th E Price, UT 84501

Castleview Hospital – ER Waiting Room:
317 E. 100 N., Price, UT 84501

Castleview Urgent Care – Pinnacle Peak Pharmacy:
317 E. 100 N., Price, UT 84501

Boyd’s Family Pharmacy,
25 W Main St, Castle Dale, UT 84513

Other Resources
Southeastern Utah Health Department:
(435) 637-3671, 28 S 100 E Price, UT 84501
https://www.seuhealth.com/

Stop the Opidemic:
Opidemic.org

Use Only as Directed:
Useonlyasdirected.org

Suicide Prevention Resources
National Suicide Hotline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Safe UT App:
uofuhealth.org/safeut

With the resources we have in our communities and through our local efforts, we can start to change the direction of this tide. Join your local efforts, such as the Carbon Addiction Reduction & Elimination (CARE) Coalition or the HOPE Squad of Carbon & Emery Counties. The Carbon & Emery Opioid & Substance Use Coalition meets the first Monday of the month at 11 a.m. at the USU Eastern Student Center (next meeting is 4/1/19).

Together, we can make a difference and help our communities. When each of us within our community know the available resources, we can begin to share them with people who are in need and support one another. We can accomplish so much in our community when we unite. Let’s turn the tide of this epidemic together, in our Little Cities of Hope!

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