Who We Are
Central Coast Overdose Prevention (CCODP) is a non-profit initiative that focuses on addressing substance use realities through harm reduction strategies, treatment options, and community support services in the tri-county area. Our goal is to empower individuals and communities to make informed choices about their health, promoting a safer and healthier community while reducing substance use harms.
We collaborate with experts, community leaders, and volunteers to create and distribute evidence-based, culturally relevant educational materials. By doing so, we aim to decrease stigma, increase understanding, and disseminate life-saving harm reduction strategies.
The devastating impact of the opioid epidemic in California drives our mission to provide education and resources on harm reduction. Our support goals include naloxone distribution and overdose prevention training. Additionally, we actively connect individuals and families affected by addiction to community-based support services like substance use disorder treatment, mental health care, and peer support programs.
CCODP gears its efforts towards increasing access to information and local resources. We aim to foster a more compassionate and supportive community in central California, ultimately reducing the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic.
Reb Close, MD
Dr. Reb Close, MD is an Attending Emergency Physician at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and a co-founder of Central Coast Overdose Prevention.
Dr. Close attended medical school at UCLA, and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center in Los Angeles. She received her board certification in Addiction Medicine in 2023. She has been on staff at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula since 2003.
Casey Grover, MD
Dr. Casey Grover, MD is an Emergency Physician at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, as well as its current Chief of Staff, and a co-founder of Central Coast Overdose Prevention.
Dr. Grover attended medical school at UCLA, and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He completed additional training in Addiction Medicine after residency, and received board certification in Addiction Medicine in 2023.