CalChiro & the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Collaborate on Sacramento Bee Ad
April 11, 2018

In the state of California, hospitals treat one prescription opioid or heroin overdose every 45 minutes. 

In 2016, nearly 2,000 people in California died from a drug overdose, with 70 percent of the deaths involving a prescription opioid.

Enough opioid prescriptions in California are written to kill every resident more than twice.

California’s Opioid Death Toll: 11 deaths per 100,000 residents.



California Senate Resolution No. 68 – Drug Abuse
Adopted in the Senate August 31, 2017 and in the Assembly September 12, 2017

CalChiro, led by the Santa Clara District, worked to successfully pass SCR 68 – a California Senate Resolution focused on raising awareness of drug abuse. The month of September 2017 was designated Opioid, Heroin, Fentanyl, and Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month. Additionally, each year, a week in September is designated as national Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.