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Prescribe Safe

What is Prescribe Safe?

Prescribe Safe is meant to guide, educate, and provide resources for our local physicians and patients in the safe use of prescription medications and promote safe and effective pain management in Monterey County. The Prescribe Safe initiative was created by Monterey County law enforcement, administration of the four Monterey County hospitals, and local physicians in response to concerns about prescription medication misuse in our county.

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KAZU article

An Epidemic During A Pandemic: The Coronavirus Is Affecting The Monterey Penisula’s Opioid Crisis

Community Hospital saw more opioid-related drug overdoses in the first four months of 2020, compared to the last four months of 2019.

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Recovery run

2nd Annual Recovery Run, presented by The Bridge Restoration Ministry

March 2021

The Recovery Run is our annual family-friendly 5K run/walk to promote treatment for addiction and reduce stigma against addiction.

Registration details coming soon

Learn about the 2020 Recovery Run, presented by Sunstreet Centers


Participating organizations:

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Prescribing more safely

Prescribe Safe

More and more people were coming to our Emergency department seeking pain medications or, worse, after an overdose. Our doctors knew something had to be done. The result: Prescribe Safe, a countywide effort that's taking on the opioid epidemic.

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Drug disposal bins

We now have medication drop off bins at Community Hospital.

Medication bin locations - English

Medication bin locations - Spanish

Drug disposal bins - interactive map

Montage Health

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Montage Health Foundation

Montage Medical Group

Montage Wellness Center

Aspire Health Plan

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Community Health Innovations