San Benito County Opioid Task Force
Creating an Informed Accountable Community to Decrease Opioid Use and Misuse
What is the San Benito County Opioid Task Force?
We are a local community opioid safety coalition committed to preventing opioid overdoses and deaths in San Benito County through prevention efforts such as safe prescribing, safe medicine disposal, medication assisted treatment(MAT), naloxone training and distribution, and outreach.
The San Benito County Opioid Task Force, is driven to do our part in ending the opioid epidemic locally. We are committed to reducing opioid use, misuse, overdose, and overdose deaths in San Benito County through strategic community wide mobilization.
What's Been Accomplished So Far?
Outreach& Educational Presentations
Prevention education is critical to prevent addiction, reduce stigma, and to teach the community on who and where they can go for help
We are an action oriented community safety coalition with representative from many sectors. We believe working together we can promote prevention & recovery, and prevent unnecessary deaths
1,600+ lbs of Take-Back Medications
By providing anonymous options for safe disposal of medication and sharps, we are creating a safer and cleaner community. We have disposal sites, participate in the National Take Back Day Events, and provide free medication disposal envelopes as well.
325+ People Trained
This opioid reversing agent makes stopping overdose deaths and saving lives possible.
You can get it without a prescription at any CA pharmacy and most insurances cover costs.