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Published on November 10, 2016. Last modified on November 01, 2019
Opioid are a class of drugs used to reduce pain.
The best ways to prevent opioid deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse and treat opioid use disorder. more
Information for Patients
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.