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Due to extremely dangerous new counterfeit medications laced with lethal doses of fentanyl, the overdose deaths in Monterey County are skyrocketing. Fentanyl is a very powerful opioid, up to 100x more potent than morphine, and is most often an unknown ingredient to the consuming person. Carfentanil, the most potent fentanyl analog detected in the U.S. and highly likely to make its way to Monterey County at any time, is estimated to be 10,000x more potent than morphine.

Montage Health released data that indicates fentanyl cases were on the rise in Monterey County. According to Dr. Reb Close with Montage Health, the study found that the issue is widespread throughout the county. A map released by Montage Health shows overdose incidents and deaths in the last six months. 

​ “Fake Oxycodone pills are flooding Monterey County,” said U.S. Attorney Anderson. “These fake pills are laced with fentanyl. The drug dealers who are pushing these fake pills couldn’t control the amount of fentanyl in them even if they cared. Fentanyl is dosed in micrograms. Dealers don’t have the equipment or the ability to control what they are selling. Our young people are dying by the score from ignorance and indifference.”

Your donation will provide income to support the launch of a whole range of life-saving services for patients in the underserved areas of South Monterey County and East Salinas, like: 


  • overdose prevention

  • Naloxone (Narcan) distribution (for overdose reversal)

  • safer access to treatment during Covid-19

  • medical evaluation and diagnostic services

  • comprehensive counseling 

  • substance use education and more!


It's easy to donate. Do so by Jan. 1 to claim your tax-deductible gift in 2023! 

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With YOUR SUPPORT, we will continue to save lives!

Valley Health Associates is a non-profit organization.

Our 501(c)3 Tax ID is #77-0297577.

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