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Together we defeat overdose

Too many lives have been lost to fentanyl-laced drugs. Fentanyl Frontline – an effort by the Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Bureau – is on a mission to reduce overdose and increase awareness around fentanyl. With the right information, real facts, and achievable steps to take, we can shift the tides of overdose in Los Angeles County.

A police officer and two people standing together.
Person applying naloxone.

Why you need naloxone

Two people hugging.

Why overdose is a real risk

EMT standing in front of an ambulance.

Why you need a backup plan

A crying teenager.

Why you need to talk to teens

Overdose happens fast

Know what to do

Call 911

California has a Good Samaritan Law that protects people who help from criminal liability. However, it doesn’t protect those who sell or provide drugs.

Give them

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose and help restore their breathing. In some instances, MULTIPLE doses may be necessary.

Start rescue

If they are unresponsive, first tilt their head and support their neck. Then, gently blow into their mouth. Repeat two rescue breaths for every 30 chest compressions.

Stay with

Even after naloxone, keep checking their breathing. Continue to monitor them until medical help arrives or for at least four hours until their breathing returns to normal.

Talk to teens
about fentanyl

Make sure they know the risks of laced drugs and how to use naloxone.


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