**Many of the disposal locations hours have been impacted by COVID-19, please call and confirm hours prior to going to a location for medication disposal.
Prevent prescription drug misuse by safely storing, tracking and properly or safely disposing your unwanted medications.
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If you’re a medical professional, visit www.SanDiegoSafePrescribing.org to learn how the local medical community is organized to support safe prescribing practices. The PDA Medical Task Force developed the following tools to prevent medication abuse:
Emergency Department and Urgent Care Safe Prescribing Guidelines
Fraud Warning Posters
This series of four fact sheets emphasizes the importance of continuing a mother’s treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy. The series includes information on OUD and pregnancy, OUD treatment, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and considerations to address before hospital discharge.
Provides information on the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug abuse and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact of drug use on health.
Juvenile Smuggling in San Diego County
Growing Up Drug Free
Marijuana Prevention for Youth and Young Adults
Provides information on commonly misused prescription medications (opioids, stimulants, depressants).
Teens can get facts about drugs and drug effects, read advice from fellow teens, watch educational videos and try their hand at brain games.
Opioids and Athletes Toolkit
Naloxone Toolkit - San Diego County Office of Education
To promote awareness and aid districts in obtaining naloxone, a life-saving drug that reverses an opioid overdose, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) has gathered a variety of resources to provide instruction and guidance in this process. SDCOE recommends all county districts partner with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
Supporting documents and information are below.
COVID-19 Community Resources
Telehealth and virtual support is available by contacting the Access and Crisis Line, available 24/7, at (888) 724 - 7240 and 211