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

The Xyla-zine: Our newest guide on tackling “Tranq”

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…

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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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In The News

BenitoLink: County pharmacist says illicit use of xylazine likely in San Benito County

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.

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CCODP is proudly partnered with:

Window of Awareness and Hope

A virtual memorial to those we’ve lost to overdose.

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