Brings together health experts, public health agencies, hospitals, prescribers, community clinics, emergency departments, medical associations and law enforcement, along with key voices, to take action to combat prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in Orange County, CA.
Drop boxes offer a safe location where people can dispose of unused medications, which can help prevent individuals from using medications that were not prescribed to them. Click here for a list of drop-off locations. In addition to the many drop box location sites throughout Orange County, medications can be safely destroyed at home. Learn how to safely dispose of medication(s) from home here.
The strategic plan informs and directs AOD prevention services provided by HCA, which includes Public Health Services’ Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Team (ADEPT), and Mental Health and Recovery Services’ AOD Prevention Services. These prevention services work together under one strategic plan that capitalizes on their complementary strengths.
The Orange County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board is developing an Opioid Strategic Plan that will identify individual and community needs in Orange County specific to opioids as well as effective strategies to address these needs.
In July 2017, the Orange County Board of Supervisors accepted a grant for 6,218 doses of Naloxone. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an opiate antagonist used to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Through this grant, Solace Foundation is providing Naloxone Distribution and Overdose Recognition & Response Training (ORRT).