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Ditch the Drugs

At one point or another, we’ve all used prescription drugs or over-the- counter (OTC) medicines to alleviate an illness – whether it’s to relieve pain or curb a cough. Unfortunately, too many young people and adults are abusing these drugs for a quick high. In response to our country’s medicine abuse epidemic, the Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance (HCADA) is …

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Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance featured in The Free Press for Prodigy launch

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Jump for Recovery: Unique Story and Event Aim to Provide Peer Perspective on the Benefits of Overcoming Addictions, Abuse and Adversities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Jump for Recovery: Unique Story and Event Aim to Provide Peer Perspective on the Benefits of Overcoming Addictions, Abuse and Adversities Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), an observance that increases awareness and understanding of mental and/or substance use disorders while encouraging those in need …

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The Osprey Observer features the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance

  School Resource Deputies Tackle Substance Abuse Issues During Back-to-School Training August 28, 2015 | By Tamas Mondovics It is safe to say that to care for the more than 200,000 students in the eighth-largest school districts in the nation is by no means a small task and requires advance preparation. Unfortunately, the necessity to tackle the issue of student …

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Jump Start to a Safe Year: Back-to-School Substance Abuse Training for Hillsborough County School Resource Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Jump Start to a Safe Year: Back-to-School Substance Abuse Training for Hillsborough County School Resource Officers Tampa, Fla. (August 18, 2015) – The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are teaming up to give Hillsborough County School Resource Deputies and Officers the resources they need to tackle the issue of student substance …

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HCADA releases Annual Indicator Report

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Youth Summit Community Conversation

The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance along with it’s youth affiliate groups, Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) and Youth Making A Difference (YMAD), presents: Youth Summit Community Conversation During this event, we will observe World No Tobacco Day and Alcohol Awareness through an afternoon of education, community conversation, and fun! Please join us!

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2014 FL YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE SURVEY

The 2014 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey data is now available. This survey outlines current youth substance abuse rates for the entire state of Florida. It also draws the comparison between state-level data and Hillsborough County. Click the link below to access this year’s report.    

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DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative – September 27

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, September 27th, from 10 am – 2 pm   Sponsored by:Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office   CVS 1010 Bloomingdale Ave Valrico, FL 33596   Sponsored by:Tampa Police Department   Winn Dixie 2525 N Dale Mabry Hwy, …

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Operation Medicine Cabinet April 26

Click here for  more information on the next Prescription Drug Take Back Event

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