​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.

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

Safe Med LA Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, 10/25/18 from 1pm - 3pm

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

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

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 

Safe Med LA Coalition Updates

Did you Know?


Working Together to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose Deaths

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

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

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


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