Westlake man trains residents to become ‘pre-responders’

His Conejo Health nonprofit teaches overdose prevention

Matthew Pall

Before the pandemic, America was gripped by the intensity of its opiate epidemic, the effects of which are still being felt.

Matthew Pall, a paramedic and resident of Westlake Village, knows the pain of addiction. His girlfriend died of an accidental overdose in 2019, and a year later the same fate befell one of his good friends.

Inspired to act, the 29-year-old Pall started Conejo Health, a Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit organization that works to distribute naloxone, a dru...

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