SafeRx Santa Cruz County Receives Support to Strengthen Local Efforts to Reduce Opioid Use, Opioid

(Santa Cruz, CA – April 3, 2018) — SafeRx Santa Cruz County, a community-based coalition, is tackling the opioid epidemic and will receive support to bolster its capacity to reduce new opioid prescriptions, advocate for safe pain management and effective opioid use disorder treatment, and challenge stigma and misconceptions surrounding opioid use disorder. The support, which is being provided to regional coalitions throughout the state, comes through the California Opioid Safety Network (COSN). “As a community, we have to come together to solve this problem,” said SafeRx physician co-lead, Dr. Jen Hastings. “Tackling this epidemic takes people with diverse perspectives and experience, and t

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