Opioid Safety Information and Resources

Published on . Last modified on February 16, 2017

Prescribe Safe Monterey County (PSMC) is a collaborative effort between doctors, hospitals, and law enforcement to address the problem of misuse of prescription medications. The project’s goals are to educate physicians and patients about the high risks of dependency and overdose that come with the use of prescription pain medications, as well as promote best practices that minimize these risks. Additionally, seeking to reduce the overall use of potentially addictive opioid pain medications, PSMC promotes alternative pain management strategies that can have greater lasting benefit for patients, without bringing the high risks associated with opioid medications.

The LiveStory link has more background on the issue of prescription misuse.

The Prescribe Safe Monterey County website has numerous resources for physicians, patients, and family members who what to learn more.