Central Coast Overdose Prevention

Paving the Way to a Safer, Healthier California

Established in 2020, CCODP is an overdose prevention coalition of care providers, nonprofit organizations, and community members in the quad-county area of central California. Our mission is to connect people with substance use information and treatment resources to combat the opioid epidemic and promote a safer, healthier California.

Latest Updates

What Is Xylazine and What Can I Do To Keep My Patients Safe?

In March 2023, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a public safety alert warning of the mass distribution of fentanyl mixed with a new substance on the market: Xylazine. Xylazine, also known as “tranq,” is used as a veterinary sedative in animals such as horses and cattle and is not approved for use…

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New: Let’s Talk Booklet for Middle Schoolers

The Tri-County members of the California Overdose Prevention Network (COPN) have put together this stunning Let’s Talk booklet as a tool to help middle school children and their caregivers have productive conversations about mental health, substance use, and navigating life as a youth in the modern age. Let’s Talk is available for free in English…

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