Vision: The Butler County Opioid Overdose Coalition will work collaboratively to eliminate overdose in Butler County

Vision: The Butler County Opioid Overdose Coalition will work collaboratively to eliminate overdose in Butler County

Butler County Opioid Overdose Coalition 

The Butler County Opioid Overdose Coalition (BCOOC) formed in 2016 to address the opioid epidemic in Butler County. Membership is comprised of public health and public safety professionals that leverage their combined networks, skill sets, perspectives, and lived experiences to save lives in Butler County. The coalition meets monthly, for more information about membership and meetings, contact Butler County’s Drug and Alcohol Programs at 724-284-5114. 

Strategic Plan Goals

  • Goal 1: The BCOOC will reduce stigma surrounding SUD in Butler County. 
  • Goal 2: The BCOOC will provide trainings and educational opportunities to support overdose elimination initiatives in Butler County. 
  • Goal 3: The BCOOC will increase community participation and support of overdose elimination initiatives. 
  • Goal 4: The BCOOC will increase access to and awareness of harm reduction tools in Butler County. 
  • Goal 5: The BCOOC will ensure all individuals in Butler County have access to a supportive recovery community. 

Do You Need Help Finding Resources for Yourself or a Loved One? 

Call the Butler County Drug & Alcohol Program for assessment, information, and referral to substance use disorder/addiction treatment at 724-284-5114. For assistance after business hours (4:30 pm—8:00 am, Monday—Friday and all-day Saturday & Sunday), call the Butler County Crisis Line: 800-292-3866. 

Click here to find information on Butler County organizations and resources related to substance use disorders, addiction, and treatment, mental health, support groups and programs, and community supports. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis situation, call the Butler County Crisis line at 800-292-3866 or text ‘63288’. 

Looking for substance use disorder or addiction treatment outside of Butler County? 

Call the toll-free PA Get Help Now helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for assistance finding treatment or substance use support for yourself or a loved one. The confidential hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and staffed by trained professionals. Or you can use the online search tool, Treatment Atlas.

Free Naloxone (Narcan) 

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose (heroin, oxycodone, fentanyl, etc.). Naloxone can be administered to anyone when there is concern of an opioid overdose. Click here to learn how Butler County residents can get a free naloxone kit.