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Information for healthcare professionals

Prescribe Safe resources for healthcare professionals, including guidelines, referrals, patient handouts, publications, resources for pharmacists and dentists, and videos.

Need help Fast? Hotlines/Warmlines providing help for providers treating patients with substance use

  1. California Substance Abuse Line, (844) 326-2626
    The California Substance Use Line is a free, 24/7 teleconsultation service for California clinicians. Staffed by experienced physicians and pharmacists who can answer confidential questions about substance use evaluation and management, including medications to treat opioid use disorder
  2. Substance Use Warmline, (855) 300-3595
    Consultation is available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m ET, from addiction medicine-certified physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurses with special expertise in pharmacotherapy options for opioid use.
  3. California Poison Control, 1-800-222-1222
    California Poison Control System can help you with: identification of opioid withdrawal, dosing of buprenorphine to treat opioid withdrawal, solutions or troubleshooting a plan to bridge patients to outpatient buprenorphine maintenance therapy, treatment of opioid withdrawal in special populations (e.g. pregnancy, pediatrics), treatment of precipitated withdrawal, and treatment of patients with other underlying toxicological conditions. 

Resources for Clinicians and Clinical Guidelines

FDA news releases

Substance abuse and pain management referrals

Patient handouts

Other resources

Resources for pharmacists

Resources for dentists

Informational videos

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

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