SUPERVISOR GASPAR TEAMS WITH SHERIFF GORE, SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS AND SAFE HOMES COALITION TO LAUNCH INNOVATIVE PROGRAM AIMED AT REDUCING ACCESS TO DANGEROUS OPIOIDS

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VOLUNTEERS DISTRIBUTING HUNDREDS OF BAGS FOR SAFE DISPOSAL OF OLD AND UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

To counter the rising number of opioid deaths, Saturday, Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Sheriff Bill Gore, Safe Homes Coalition and the San Diego Association of REALTORS kicked off the “Keep Kids Safe” program.

For the 4thyear in a row, the number of San Diegans who died from unintentional drug-related deaths went up. According to the San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, 273 people died in 2017. And 4 in 10 teens who have misused or abused a prescription drug say they stole it from their parent’s medicine cabinet.

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