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April Rovero, Chairperson of the Contra Costa County MEDS Coalition and Founder of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse interviews a community member about the impact of the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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Mission

Prevent prescription drug related overdoses, addiction, crime and other negative impacts through community education and engagement, policy change and advocacy.

Community Education

• Community Awareness Campaign

• Classroom Presentations

• Community Forums and Events

Safe Medication Storage and Disposal

• Promote Secure Medication Storage

• Encourage Use of Medication Drop Boxes

• Support DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day

• Provide Naloxone Use Training

• Distribute Rescue Kits

• Increase Overall Access

Our Partners

Healthcare Community

  • Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA).
  • East Bay Safe Prescribing Coalition
  • Contra Costa County Health Services
  • BAART Programs
  • Contra Costa Chiropractic District
  • Pharmacy Planning Services Inc. 

Education and Prevention Community

  • Alameda County MEDS Coalition 
  • Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Contra Costa County Health Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAPT) San Ramon Valley
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAPT) Lamorinda
  • Monument Youth Drug and Alcohol Coalition (MYDAC)
  • CourAGE Youth Health Coalition 
  • National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA)

Law Enforcement

  • Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Local Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Drug Enforcement Agency(DEA)

California Opioid Safety Network: Saving Lives, Together

Opioids — either prescription medications or an illicit drug — present the most serious drug crisis the US has ever experienced. Nearly 2,000 Californians died last year from opioids, devastating families and communities across the state. All of us – doctors, pharmacists, parents, teachers, advocates, mental health providers, law enforcement, and others – have a role to play in combating this crisis. This is a network of coalitions fighting the opioid epidemic in our communities. CCCMEDS Coalition is a member. We believe that by working together, we can lower the supply of opioids, promote recovery from addiction, and prevent unnecessary deaths. The Network offers a forum for all coalitions, organizations, and individuals working to combat the opioid crisis.

  Click here to learn more.

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