In Florida, there were over 6,000 opioid-related deaths in just one year. 

Preventing Prescription Drug, Opioid and Synthetic Opioid Misuse

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Local Substance Abuse Resources

Check out this list of local organizations that provide services to the public regarding addiction, community empowerment, drug education and prevention, drug take-back programs, recovery, and overall health and wellness. Read more.

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What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can make a difference by following these tips. Learn more.

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Learn more.

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Police: Tampa man sold drugs laced with enough fentanyl to kill 'thousands'

(ABC Action News, July 11) Tampa man Myron Ray is facing drug charges for trafficking heroin and Oxycodone laced with fentanyl. Read more.

Florida governor announces task force on opioid crisis

(The Associated Press, April 1) In an effort to help fight the state’s opioid addiction epidemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced the creation of a state task force on drug abuse. Read more.

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

(CNN, December 12) The synthetic opioid fentanyl is involved in most drug overdoses, according to a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.