Aimed at raising awareness of resources available for people battling substance use disorder, the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health will bring a Recovery Resource Fair to the campus from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. The event is offered in association with the Anthropology Museum’s current INTO LIGHT Project exhibit.
The fair will take place on Coyote Walkway, near the Physical Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences buildings.
Tables will be set up by representatives from the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health and 20 local organizations that provide mental health and substance use recovery services.
Available will be information and options for yourself or a loved one, for all income levels and insurance statuses, throughout the Inland Empire. The campus community can also be trained in using Narcan, and receive free two Narcan doses for opioid overdose emergencies (please allot 10-15 minutes to complete the training).
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 136 people die each day from an opioid overdose in the United States. The county Department of Behavioral Health will provide resources available to help people seek treatment for substance use disorder, including recovery services. Free NARCAN, which is administered to people who overdose on opioids, will also be available.
For information about alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment options, call the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health at (800) 968-2636 for a free and confidential assessment and help finding the appropriate treatment.
For more information on available services, visit the county Department of Behavioral Health website.
Also, to learn more about the human impact of substance use disorder, and for ways to start the discussion to help a friend or loved one seek assistance, visit the INTO LIGHT Project exhibit at the CSUSB Anthropology Museum, located on the third floor of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences building.