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The Prescribe Safe initiative was created by Monterey County law enforcement, administration of the four Monterey County hospitals, and local physicians in response to concerns about prescription medication misuse in our county. Prescribe Safe is meant to guide, educate, and provide resources for our local physicians and patients in the safe use of prescription medications and promote safe and effective pain management in Monterey County.

For questions regarding the Prescribe Safe initiative, please contact the team of practitioners at

Prescription Opioids: What You Need To Know - American Hospital Association

Community resources

Alcohol and drug counseling and treatment - Monterey and Salinas (PDF)

Pain management options - Monterey and Salinas (PDF)

Safe Medication Disposal Sites - Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties (PDF)

Complementary Medicine

SAM's Guide 2017 - A comprehensive list of family resources for Monterey County

Information on naloxone - the antidote for an opioid overdose

Information for parents

For parents - what you need to know about prescription drug abuse

What to do if you think your teen or young adult has a problem with prescription drugs

Prescribe Safe Logos

For Healthcare Professionals

Get information about Prescribe Safe, such as clinical guidelines, directories, and more.

Learn more

Support Prescribe Safe

Drug Disposal Bin Program

We now have medication drop off bins at Community Hospital starting February 9.

Medication Bin Locations

Montage Wellness Center