One pill can kill: The dangers of fentanyl
In Monterey County, fentanyl-associated deaths were 8 times higher in 2021 than in 2018. Sadly, we are now seeing fentanyl masked as rainbow-colored candy, making it more attractive to young children and teens. Take a moment to learn more about the young men and women of our community whose lives were taken too soon, and learn what you can do to help.
Fentanyl education, awareness and prevention
View educational fentanyl videos created by Dr. Reb Close and Dr. Casey Grover, in partnership with Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD), on how to talk to your children about drugs, what to look for, and how to administer Narcan, which can reverse the affects of an opioid overdose until help is reached.
Prescribe Safe can help
Monterey County Prescribe Safe is a partnership between Montage Health, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and 30 other local organizations on a mission to reduce opioid abuse and misuse, and save lives. Prescribe Safe provides the following resources:
- Alcohol and drug counseling and treatment
- Pain-management options
- Safe medication-disposal sites
- Complementary medicine options
- Teen or young adult prescription drug guide