Working Together to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose Deaths

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Safe Med LA Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, 4/26/18 from 1pm - 3pm

Location: SAPC Headquarters
Building A-9 East, Ground Floor
G-2 Conference Room
1000 S. Fremont Ave
Alhambra, CA 91803



Safe Med LA Volunteer Opportunity - AmeriCorps VISTA Application

Apply here!

Minimum Requirements: College graduate who is at least 20 years of age.

   - Job Description

   - Benefits

Questions should be directed to Karya Lustig  (klustig@healthleadership.org) with the Public Health Institute Leadership Center 



2nd Annual Safe Med LA Stakeholder's Conference: "The Opioid Epidemic: Trends, Updates, Where We Stand Now"

- Conference Materials



Harm Reduction Coalition Listening Session: "Harm Reduction in Los Angeles" - Registration and details

​Wednesday, 4/1/18 from 2pm -5pm
Location: LA Public Library - Little Tokyo Branch
203 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

One accidental overdose death can be prevented for every 164 Naloxone kits distributed

Did you Know?

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NEW SAFE PRESCRIBING RESOURCES!


​California Department of Public Health

Opioid Prescribers' Resource Sheet


MAT Resource Library - A practical toolkit for providers interested in establishing MAT programs



California Pharmacist Opioid Safety Training
One-hour CME class for pharmacists on safe dispensing of opioid medications. Learn more about:
- The extent of the opioid epidemic
- How to identify red flags in handling opioid prescriptions
- Details about the CURES 2.0 registration requirements
- Regulations about furnishing naloxone, and more!​


The United States is in the midst of an epidemic of prescription drug abuse fueled by unsafe prescribing practices, lack of addiction treatment options, and limited safe drug disposal options, among other important contributing factors.


Given that the causes of prescription drug abuse are multifactorial, the solution to this problem will need to be similarly comprehensive.


Safe Med LA is a broad, cross-sector coalition that is taking a coordinated and multi-pronged approach to comprehensively address prescription drug abuse and ensure the health, welfare, and safety of our communities.

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About 1 in 5 individuals who started using illicit drugs in the past year reported that their first drug was prescription opioids

Individuals who overdose on drugs die an average of 31 years prematurely

Safe Med LA Coalition Updates

Among new heroin users in the US, about 4 in 5 reported using prescription opioids before using heroin

most People who misuse/abuse prescription opioids OBTAIN THEm from a friend or relative

Prescription
Drug Abuse
is one of the fastest
growing public health concerns in the U.S.

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