The Sheriff’s Office has expanded the FREE Narcan distribution program at Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Stations and will be available at the Camino Real Marketplace substation at a later date. This program aims to distribute Narcan to members of the public and increase awareness about the opioid crisis and the importance of Narcan in saving lives. Members of the public can come to the lobby of ANY Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Station during business hours, obtain information about a short instructional video and receive Narcan. This program is FREE, and members of the public are not required to provide personal information to participate. Since this program began less than a month ago, the Sheriff’s Office has distributed over 140 life-saving doses of Narcan to community members.
The Sheriff’s Office is joining its partners in Project Opioid who also have Narcan distribution programs including the Pacific Pride Foundation, the Santa Barbara Opioid Safety Coalition, UC Santa Barbara Student Health Services Alcohol and Drug Program, and Fentanyl is Forever SB. The members of Project Opioid are committed to working together to address the opioid crisis and reduce the number of overdose deaths in the county. The Narcan Distribution Program is an important step towards achieving this goal, and we encourage community members to take advantage of this program and help us save lives.
Santa Barbara County Health Officer, Dr. Henning Ansorg said, “Administering Narcan nasal spray to a person who is unconscious or not breathing due to a narcotic overdose will save lives. It is also very important to immediately call 911 for emergency medical care. Please remain with the person until emergency staff arrives at the scene. To achieve long-term safety the overdose victim needs to start ongoing treatment as soon as possible. County wide providers for MAT (medication-assisted treatment) can be found at: https://opioidsafetysb.org/treatment-providers/.”
Below is list of Sheriff’s Office locations where the public can receive FREE Narcan:
- Sheriff’s Office Headquarters
4434 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
- Buellton Sheriff’s Station
City of Buellton Police Department
140 W. Highway 246
Buellton, CA 93427
- Coastal Bureau Sheriff’s Station
City of Carpinteria Police Department
5775 Carpinteria Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93103
- Isla Vista Foot Patrol
6504 Trigo Rd.
Isla Vista, CA 93117
- Lompoc Valley Sheriff’s Station
3500 Harris Grade Rd.
Lompoc, CA 93436
- New Cuyama Sheriff’s Station
70 Newsome St.
New Cuyama, CA 93254
- Santa Maria Sheriff’s Station
812 W. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
- Santa Ynez Valley Station
City of Solvang Police Department
1745 Mission Dr.
Solvang, CA 93463