In 2016, 5.4% of people ages 12 and older (53,889 people) misused opioids in Contra Costa.
There were 52 overdose deaths in Contra Costa County in 2017
There were 704,647 Opioid Prescriptions in Contra Costa County in 2017
There were 123 Opioid Overdose Hospitalizations in 2017
Who We Are:
The Contra Costa County MEDS (Medication Education and Disposal Safety) Coalition is a community-based coalition that serves to prevent prescription drug related addiction and overdose deaths through community education and policy change.