After receiving a special delivery in February, the McAlister South Bay Regional Recovery Center in Chula Vista uncovered the county’s first naloxone vending machine. The naloxone vending machine, which went active on March 2nd, is part of San Diego County’s larger effort to reduce opioid overdoses and is a part of the city’s Harm Reduction … Read more

On Thursday, California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced it has awarded almost $2.4 million from the general fund to 29 counties as part of the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Jails and Drug Courts Project, which is a continued effort to address the opioid crisis. The grants and stipends are being given to … Read more

A recent study conducted by Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) found that hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) died at similar rates as those who were hospitalized for heart attacks 12 months after discharge. Researchers said hospitals should have universally accepted standards and practices to treat OUD.      The OHSU researchers reviewed … Read more