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.
Xylazine, also known as “Tranq,” has been sweeping through our community this year, worsening an already worrying overdose crisis in the United States. We have created a simple foldable zine to inform the public about what xylazine is and how to stay safe. The zine is available for free as a pdf, which you can…Keep reading
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…Keep reading
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…Keep reading
In The News
While no overdoses have been reported in the county, the drug is not readily identified by routine toxicology tests and so may be under-detected.
CCODP is proudly partnered with:
Window of Awareness and Hope
A virtual memorial to those we’ve lost to overdose.