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  • Prescription Drug Take Back April 26

    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

  • Comprehensive Tobacco-Free School Policy

    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”

    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 Recognizes Chair and Vice Chair of Tobacco Free Partnership

    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!

  • HCADA on Studio 10!

    Last week, HCADA’s Tobacco Free Partnership appeared on Studio 10 to discuss smoking prevention and cessation. Click here  if you missed it!

  • HCADA In The News

    This week, ABC Action News interviewed HCADA’s Brittany McNaughton on a piece about electronic cigarettes. Click on the video below to see the interview and learn how electronic cigarettes are being used.  

  • Presentation of Alcohol and Drug Indicator Report

    At April’s HCADA General Membership Meeting, Kathleen Moore gave a presentation including specifics on the recent Hillsborough County Alcohol and Drug Indicator Report. CLICK HERE to download the slides from this presentation.

  • Just Released! Hillsborough County Alcohol and Drug Indicator Report

    CLICK HERE for a copy of the Profile of Alcohol and Drug Indicators for Hillsborough County booklet.

  • HCADA Walks Like MADD

    On March 22, HCADA Staff and Board participated in this year’s Walk Like MADD, an annual fundraising event for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Proceeds from the event go to the local chapter of MADD who works to stop drunk driving and prevent underage drinking.  

  • 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

    Sponsored by:

    Hillsborough County   Sheriff’s Office


    Winn Dixie

    2535   State Road 60 E.

    Valrico,   FL 33594

    Sponsored   by:

    Plant City Police   Department



    403 Alexander Street

    Plant   City, FL  33566

    Sponsored   by:

    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:

    To learn more about the HCADA, please go to:  The Medicine Abuse Project coordinated by The Partnership at DRUGFREE.ORG – go to:

    Contact: Cindy Grant, HCADA 352-871-8016 or Ellen Snelling, HCADA  813-731-2696


  • Join Us for Some of Our Upcoming Meetings and Events

    April 1, 2014          – Marijuana Task Force Meeting, 2:30pm

    April 9, 2013          – Kidfest Planning Team, 10:30 am

    April 10, 2014       -  Volunteer Orientation, 6:00 pm

    April 12, 2014        – SWAT Sandblast Event

    April 14, 2014        – Tobacco Free Partnership, 3:00pm

    April 14, 2014         -  YMAD! Youth Meeting, 3:00 pm

    April 15, 2014        – Tampa Alcohol Coalition Meeting, 3:00pm

    April 23, 2014        -  Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, 12:00pm

    April 23, 2014        -  HCADA General Membership Meeting, 1:00pm

    see calendar post for specific locations and details

  • Kick Butt’s Day Family Fun Fest

    Kick Butt’s Day Family Fun Fest will take place March 23, 2014 from 2:00-6:00 at Al Lopez Park.

    Join us for arts and crafts, games, music and more!

    Click here for more information!

  • Our Mission

    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.

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