Data Resources

California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard. Click HERE to view the most up-to-date statistics regarding opioid overdose for both California and SLO County.

Fact Sheets

Opioid Fact Sheets

Fentanyl Fact Sheets

Counterfeit Pills Fact Sheets

Xylazine Fact Sheets

Harm Reduction Resources

SLO Bangers Syringe Exchange & Overdose Prevention Program. The mission of SLO Bangers Syringe Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program is to reduce the spread of blood borne pathogens, prevent drug overdose, and support those struggling with substance dependency. They are open from 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM on Wednesdays at 2191 Johnson Ave Public Health Department. Visit their website at

SLO Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) Guide to Rx Drug Disposal. Your local pharmacies and the San Luis Obispo County IWMA have teamed up to provide a free disposal program for household over-the-counter and prescription medications, including pills, ointments and lotions. Any resident of San Luis Obispo County may dispose of their unwanted medicine through the program. Learn more HERE.

Parent & School Resources

Teacher Resources | - information and resources to get smart about fentanyl and fake pills, then share with your students.

Home | Operation Prevention - no-cost online tools that support every member of the community with the power of prevention. Help kickstart life-saving conversations today with standards-aligned English & Spanish-language resources for students in grades 3-12, plus additional resources designed for educators, families, and professionals.

Provider Resources

Hepatitis C and the Opioid Epidemic. The California Department of Public Health has noted that rates of hepatitis C and heroin overdoses among young adults (ages 25-29) are increasing together, at a similar rate. This is not surprising given that sharing injection equipment is the #1 way hepatitis C is spread, but it is concerning given the severity of the infection.  For information on curbing this troubling trend, see CDPH's infographic on the issue.

Letter to Physicians. Click HERE to view a letter sent to physicians in SLO County regarding the Opioid Epidemic and education on safe prescribing.

Prescriber’s Guide to Buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is often used in Medication Assisted Treatment programs to combat addiction to prescription painkillers. Read the ten elements of success in primary care buprenorphine programs HERE.

Safe Pain Prescribing Guide. CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain is intended to improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder and overdose. The Guideline is not intended for patients who are in active cancer treatment, palliative care, or end-of-life care.

Xylazine, often called tranq. Access the Public Health Bulletin on Xylazine

Substance Use Treatment Resources

County Drug and Alcohol Services - Adult Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services (for 18 years and older)

Contact: Behavioral Heatlh access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.

Services Include:

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication Services
  • Psychiatry
  • Case Management
  • Adult Residential Placement

Who can access services?

  • Adults meeting Medical Necessity
  • CenCal/MediCal Recipients
  • Probation
  • CWS
  • Court Referrals

County Behavioral Health Services - Youth Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services (for 12-21 years of age)

Contact: Call (800)-838-1381 or (805) 781-4754 or email [email protected] to set up a screening appointment.

Services Include:

  • Screening
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Early Intervention
  • Recovery Motivation
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Drug Testing

Who can access services?

  • youth between the ages of 12 - 21 in SLO County
  • Individuals may start services on their own without a referral from others or by obtaining a referral from:
    • School
    • Probation
    • Community Agency
    • Directly by a parent(s) or guardian(s)

Access Support Network Mobile Outreach Clinic

Contact: Office: 805.781.3660 | Program Manager: 805.994.0966

Services Include:

  • HIV/Hep C testing
  • Hep C treatment
  • Street medicine/wound care
  • Narcan distribution
  • Low Barrier MOUD (medications for opioid use disorder)
  • Suboxone

Who can access services?

  • Anyone in need can access services
  • Covered by most health insurance plans. MOUD patient navigator can help those who are uninsured or have limited insurance get enrolled in an appropriate plan.
    • Mark Simpson (805) 801-2420
    • Daniel Larios (805) 549-5314

Aegis Treatment Centers

Contact: Cami Cloward | [email protected] | 805-461-5212

Services Include: 

  • Medication - Assisted Treatment (MAT):
    • Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
    • Methadone
  • Core Treatment Services:
    • Medical and Functional Assessment
    • Education about Substance Use Disorders
    • Individualized Treatment Plans
    • Patient-Centered Individual Counseling
    • Group Counseling
    • Psychoeducational Programming
    • Peer-Based Support Integration
    • Telehealth Intakes available (Suboxone patients only)
    • Tele-Counseling Sessions

Who can access services?

  • Anybody over the age of 18 with Opioid dependency
  • Take Medi-Cal and most insurances along
  • Grant funding available for those underinsured or financial hardships due to treatment

Aspire Counseling Services

Contact: Tom Buckley | [email protected] | 805-329-5595

Services Include: 

  • Primary Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program – separate tracks
  • Adult and teen program
  • Weekly family support group

Who can access services?

  • Any individual who wants to improve their mental health and or addiction issues
  • All forms of insurance accepted (except Medi-Cal)

Ken Starr MD Wellness Group

Contact: Ken Starr MD | [email protected] | 805-242-1360 

Services Include:

  • All MAT Services
  • Outpatient Detoxification
  • Intensive Outpatient / Outpatient (IOP/OP) substance use treatment programs
  • Counseling

Who can access services?

  • Any age can access MAT
  • IOP/OP only for those 18 and older
  • Private Insurance or Self Pay (in-network with Anthem/Blue Cross & Blue Shield insurance plans)