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Posted on: March 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Contra Costa Takes a Stand Against Opioid Abuse

Contra Costa Health Services and Dr. Chris Farnitano, the county's health officer, issued a health advisory Tuesday regarding the continuing epidemic of prescription opioid abuse. The Board of Supervisors also proclaimed March to be Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month at its meeting Tuesday.

The actions are part of a national effort to draw attention to an epidemic that causes thousands of deaths every year across the country.

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