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 email@example.com.
Prescription Opioids: What You Need To Know - American Hospital Association
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)
SAM's Guide 2017 - A comprehensive list of family resources for Monterey County
Information on naloxone - the antidote for an opioid overdose
Handout - How to Use Naloxone
Handout - How to Use Naloxone (Spanish)
Safe disposal sites for sharps
Safe disposal sites for sharps (Spanish)
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