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Increase in number of kids in foster care linked to opioids 01/10/2018

Armed with this information, we would try to seek a grant to try to specifically help these families and their parents so they can be reunited with these kids once they get the treatment they need," said Ellen Snelling of the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance.

Article, HCADA Interview, Opioid, Snelling
Florida near top of list as traffic fatalities nationwide continued to surge in 2016 11/20/2017

Statistics become real when it a friend or family member that is an innocent victim of a drunk driver.  #DriveSober

Florida's traffic fatalities were up 43 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2014 — the fifth-highest increase in that time frame in the country, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.

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November 2017: Opioid Crisis 11/10/2017

It is estimated that 14 people die from an opioid drug overdose each and every day in our state, and Tampa Bay is ground zero for this deadly crisis. While Governor Rick Scott has declared a public health emergency and set aside millions of dollars to fight the opioid epidemic, is it enough? How did opioid addiction get so out of hand and what can be done about it?

Article, HCADA Interview
Opioid Prevention Kits- DFA 08/31/2017 Article, DFA, Opioid, prescription drugs
High on the Job: Fighting the painkiller epidemic 04/28/2017

Gary White, associate director at the Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance helps train companies and employees as he says the prescription pain pill epidemic invades our workplaces. “Substance-abusing employees function at about 67% capacity.  That affects you, it affects your coworkers, that affects the bottom line,” says White.

Article, HCADA Interview, Opioid
CDC- Alcohol Use and Your Health 03/12/2017

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Alcohol, Article, CDC, Infographic
Infographic: Drinking And DUIs During The Holidays 06/18/2016 Alcohol, Article, DUI
CDC Study Omits States Marijuana States 06/17/2016 Article, CDC, Colorado, Legalization, Oregon, Washington, youth usage
Edibles And Concentrates Are Red-Hot, According To Latest Numbers 06/14/2016

Colorado's legal cannabis sales continue to smash records, mainly because of the increased interest in concentrates and edibles. Dispensary sales in April surged by 58 percent over the same period previous year, according to Boulder-based BDS Analytics.

Increased ER visits, hospitalization and fatal car accidents have been some of the consequences of the increasing edible industry.

Article, Colorado, Edibles, marijuana
FHP: Drunk wrong-way-driving deputy found hiding after crash 06/12/2016

According to FHP, it was around 3:30 a.m. when Justin Garrett's Ford Explorer, heading southbound in the northbound lanes of I-75, clipped the truck just north of the Hillsborough-Manatee County line, and kept going

Alcohol, Article, Hillsborough, wrong-way-driver
Tampa's report on Sunset Music Festival: arrests down, but drugs and heat were a problem 06/10/2016 Article, HCADA Interview, Sunset Festival
Florida's Crackdown On Opioids May Be Influencing Prescribing 06/02/2016 Forbes, Opioid, prescription drugs
The Hardest Pill to Swallow | Tracy Jackson | TEDxNashville 05/18/2016

Dr. Tracy Jackson presents the idea that "pain is in the brain" and explains why a pill won’t make it go away. Dr. Jackson explores the truths and consequences of how doctors and patients are getting it wrong in pain management and the way to make it right.
 

Article, prescription drugs, Rx, Youtube
Mom who lost son shares concern about super pill 04/29/2016 Article, deadly, HCADA Interview, prescription drugs, Video
Sentiment still mixed as some celebrate 4/20 04/20/2016 Article, marijuana, No2pot

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