On August 9, the Tobacco-Free Partnership participated in Tampa Bay Parenting’s “Back to School” Fair to spread awareness about flavored tobacco. We know the tobacco industry targets our youth with tobacco products that taste like candy and fruit. Therefore, we work diligently to educate our community on this issue so we can save our youth from… Read more
The 2014 Indicator Report for alcohol and drugs is now available. This report contains information about alcohol and drug use rates in Hillsborough County. It also highlights various achievements our coalition and task forces have accomplished in the prevention realm. Click the image below for your copy!
Hillsborough County YMAD members have some fun at their Friday Night Done Right Event at Al Lopez Park. Join these fun, exciting, and most importantly, alcohol and drug free events for middle and high school students by contacting Denise at HCADA 813-238-4034.
Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance asks you to safely dispose of your unused, unnecessary or expired prescription medication at the following locations on Saturday, April 26, from 10 am – 2 pm Winn Dixie, 2535 State Road 60E, Valrico, FL 33594 MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa FL 33617 (around the back in the drive… Read more
On April 1, 2014, two University of Tampa Public Health Students, Medreng Tellames and Jamie McGrogan, represented the UT community and the Tobacco-Free Partnership of Hillsborough by voicing support for the prospective comprehensive tobacco-free school policy. Yanet Cordova, a SWAT youth, also spoke in support of the policy from a student’s perspective. She represented Hillsborough… Read more
HCADA supports “the Hillsborough County Drug Take Back Initiative” to provide permanent drug take back boxes and prescription drug educational materials at HCSO district offices In 2012, Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance (HCADA) applied for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding for a project entitled “Hillsborough County Drug Take Back Initiative”. HCADA… Read more
Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards $625,000 to HCADA to Prevent Youth Substance Use in Hillsborough County!
Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance has been awarded the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant and will receive $625,000 to involve and engage the Hillsborough County community to prevent substance use among youth. The DFC Program provides grants of up to $625,000 over 5 years to community coalitions that facilitate citizen participation in local drug… Read more
HCADA would like to thank Gina Firth and Nikki Ross-Inda for their roles as Chair and Vice chair (respectively) of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Hillsborough from 2011-2013. Their dedication to our mission has helped us grow the partnership to what it is today!
Last week, HCADA’s Tobacco Free Partnership appeared on Studio 10 to discuss smoking prevention and cessation. Click here if you missed it!
CLICK HERE for a copy of the Profile of Alcohol and Drug Indicators for Hillsborough County booklet.
Operation Medicine Cabinet – Prescription Drug Take Back
The Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance (HCADA) asks you to safely dispose of your unused, unnecessary or expired prescription medication at the following locations:
Saturday, April 26, from 10 am – 2 pm
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
2535 State Road 60 E.
Valrico, FL 33594
Plant City Police Department
403 Alexander Street
Plant City, FL 33566
Drug Enforcement Administration
4801 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617
For more information on the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back day and to find other collection locations, please go to: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
Join Us for Some of Our Upcoming Meetings and Events
August 5, 2:30pm – Marijuana Task Force, UT Wellness Center
August 15, 4:30 pm – YMAD Community Meeting
August 19, 3:00 pm – Tampa Alcohol Coalition, Tampa Police Dept. District II
August 22, Friday Night Done Right Activity TBA
August 27, 12:00 pm – Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, ACTS
August 27, 1:00 pm – HCADA General Membership Meeting, ACTS
August 27, 2:30 pm – HCADA Board of Directors Meeting ACTS
September 2, 2:30pm – Marijuana Task Force, UT Wellness Celnter
September 4, 4:30 pm – YMAD Community Meeting
September 15, 4:00 pm – Tobacco-Free Partnership Meeting, Children’s Board
September 16, 3:30 – Tampa Alcohol Coalition, Tampa Police Dept. District II
To plan and implement strategies to prevent and reduce youth and adult substance use/misuse by promoting healthy communities in Hillsborough County through education, collaboration and advocacy.