Informational Handouts

Safe Disposal

**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.





Additional Resources

Waste Free San Diego Take-Back Locator

DEA Take Back Locator


Safe Prescribing

If you’re a medical professional, visit 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

PDF - Emergency Department Guidelines - English

PDF - Emergency Department Guidelines - Spanish

PDF - Urgent Care Guidelines - English

PDF - Urgent Care Guidelines - Spanish

Fraud Warning Posters

PDF - Half Page

PDF - Full Page

Additional Resources 

PDF - Resources for Opioid Prescribers - California Department of Public Health 


For Parents

SAMHSA’s Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Fact Sheets

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.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse

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 

PDF - Juvenile Smuggling 

Growing Up Drug Free

PDF - Growing Up Drug Free - English

PDF - Growing Up Drug Free - Spanish

Marijuana Prevention for Youth and Young Adults

PDF - Marijuana Prevention - English

PDF - Marijuana Prevention - Spanish 


For Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens 

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.


Naloxone Resources

Naloxone Brochure

PDF - Naloxone 

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.

California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) — Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) Website 

California DHCS — Naloxone Distribution (NDP) Flyer

California DHCS — Naloxone Distribution (NDP) Overview

California DHCS — Naloxone Distribution (NDP) Frequently Asked Questions

California DHCS — Naloxone Distribution (NDP) Application

Template — Standing Physician Orders

Sample — Naloxone Policy and Procedure

Sample— Opioid Antagonist Board Policy

Overview — Assembly Bill #1748, Chapter 557

Overview — CA Education Code Section 49414.3

Medication Safety

Medication Safety Tips 

PDF - Medication Safety


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