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2016 Hillsborough Indicator Report Reports
Be Aware of Impaired Driving Around the Holidays

The holiday season implies the feelings of joy, happiness, and compassion. During the holidays, impaired driving becomes a common occurrence for individuals of all ages. Impaired driving does not only include alcohol, but instead marijuana and other abused substances. Appreciate this holiday season the right way and spread positive knowledge about this issue. 

Alcohol, All Drug Information, Marijuana Holiday
Hillsborough County Resources

Local phone numbers for hospitals, county organizations, rehabilitation facilities, support groups, ....

HCADA General, Other Resources
002016 Hillsborough County Alcohol Facts

2016 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Central Breath Testing Data

  • 4,442  DUI arrests countywide (19.9% increase from 2015)
  • 2,119  Tampa Police Department DUI arrests
  • 1,498 HCSO DUI arrests
  • .138  Average BAC  and 41.90% breath test refusal rate
Alcohol
02015 HCADA Profile & Drug Indicator Report Reports
02015 Traffic Crash Facts

2015 Stats: Hillsborough County reported 66 alcohol crash fatalities up from 56 in 2014 (17.86% increase) This is the highest number of fatalities in the state. #2 Orange and Duval both 55, #3 Miami Dade 53

Hillsborough also #1 in alcohol-related injuries: 993 and #1 alcohol related-crashes: 1,469

Alcohol, Community, Reports fatalities, car crashes, injuries
2014 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey

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.

All Drug Information, Data Sheets, Parents, Youth
2017 MAY PATTERNS AND TRENDS OF SUBSTANCE USE WITHIN AND ACROSS THE REGIONS OF FLORIDA

This report provides a statewide and regional overview of substance abuse issues and trends in Florida. The information provided is from multiple sources available as of December 2017. Florida‘s 2017 population was estimated to be slightly more than 20,484,000 residents (20,363,867 when inmates are excluded)

All Drug Information, Community, Reports FADAA
2017-2018 YTAC Schedule Tobacco
2017-2018 YTAC Schedule HCADA General
2018 5 Hillsborough County Alcohol Facts

2017 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Central Breath Testing Data
 4,077 DUI arrests countywide
 1,798 Tampa Police Department DUI arrests
 1,740 HCSO DUI arrests
 .143 Average BAC and 42.19% breath test refusal rate

Alcohol, Article
2018 Florida Driving Impaired Survey

The results of this study provide the Florida DHSMV with a substantial amount of information about Florida residents’ perceptions of and behaviors related to impaired driving.

All Drug Information, Article, Reports Florida, Impaired
Above the Influence Youth
ACTS

Agency for Community Treatment Services-  ACTS offers treatment to improve health through personal and family centered recovery practices. Our mission is to provide and manage a broad array of human services to include prevention, acute care and stabilization, treatment and supportive services in the arenas of substance abuse, co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness, child protection, delinquency, criminal justice, housing, economic self-sufficiency and health and wellness.

Recovery/Treatment
Adderall Information

adderall side effects

If you don’t really need to take it, Adderall side effects can be very serious, because it is technically an amphetamine, a dangerous type of drug for anyone to abuse.

Amphetamines, like Adderall or Dexedrine are often taken as performance enhancing drugs. This type of drug causes physical side effects, like dilation, redness, and hallucinations. Chemically, amphetamine abuse can lead to a reduced ability for the eye to focus. Dilation is perhaps the most dangerous of these side effects, as it increases the risk for acute angle-closure glaucoma, a very serious eye emergency that can result in blurred or loss of vision.

Although very rare, an overdose of Adderall can cause cardiac issues, stroke and death.

The most common side effects people experience when abusing Adderall are not life-threatening. That said, there other side effects that are dangerous and demand immediate medical attention.

 

Addiction, All Drug Information, Rx Drug, Support Adderall, Drug Information
Alcohol Laws by State Alcohol
Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity Article Alcohol, policy
All About Drugs- Cesar

Short-term & Long-term Effects, Health Implications, Symptoms, Poisons.... 

All Drug Information CESAR
CDC Study Omits States Marijuana States Article CDC, Legalization, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, youth usage
CDC- Alochol Use and Your Health

Spanish Verision

Article Infographic, CDC, Alcohol
Children's Safety Network

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (link is external) (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (link is external) (HHS) under the Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers Cooperative Agreement (U49MC28422) for $1,199,683. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.  Resources:  Bullying, Pool Safety, Poison Control, State Profile Information, Injury Topics, Fact Sheets....

Community, Data Sheets, Infographics Children
Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns

Heavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.

Article Alcohol, Heavy Drinkers
Cocaine

Impact on the eye:  Cocaine is an eye anesthetic, meaning that when you take cocaine you may be unable to feel the damage that occurs to your eyes. Bumping, scratching, and even corneal ulcers can occur, causing pain, blurred visions and even scarring that can cause permanent vision loss.

All Drug Information Drug Information
Communities That Care Curriculum

Equips communities with information to create a public health prevention approach to target youth problem behaviors such as violence, delinquency, and substance abuse. Includes 50 PPTs that cover strategic consultation, training, and research-based tools.

Community
DACCO

Drug & Alcohol Prevention, Intervention & Treatment
DACCO treats substance use disorders and any co-occurring mental health symptoms in men, women (including pregnant women) and youth.  Nationally awarded for our comprehensive coordinated care, DACCO is a Behavioral Health organization with outpatient, residential and wrap around services to treat the whole person.  Our expert physicians are board certified in Addiction Medicine and our staff is highly qualified and committed to enabling clients to achieve life-long recovery. 

Recovery/Treatment
Doubly illegal: Qualitative accounts of underage alcohol access through theft

This study investigated sources of alcohol for underage drinkers. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were individually conducted with 47 youths, ages 15–18, who reported drinking within the last 12 months, to explore alcohol access. Theft was one method that some youths reported using to obtain alcohol. In addition to 9% of respondents who reported stealing alcohol from commercial outlets themselves, a total of 26% respondents reported occasions when their close friends stole alcohol.

Article Alcohol, youth usage, stealing liquor
DRAM SHOP CIVIL LIABILITY AND CRIMINAL PENALTY STATE STATUTES

Updated June 14, 2013  Thirty states have statutory provisions that allow licensed establishments such as restaurants, bars, and liquor stores to be held liable for selling or serving alcohol to individuals who cause injuries or death as a result of their intoxication.

Alcohol Dram Act
Drinking, drugs are most dangerous things college students face

“A lot of people my age didn't realize I had a problem. Because I wasn't using certain drugs, because I wasn't drinking early in the morning or doing the 'typical' alcoholic stereotypes,” said Pollard.

Alcohol, Article, Parents
Drive Baked Get Busted

Driving high is driving impaired.
You can hurt yourself. You can hurt others.
You can face serious legal and monetary
consequences as a result of a DUI arrest. 

Marijuana Florida, DOT
Drug Screening Options Addiction, All Drug Information, Parents, Recovery/Treatment Drug Screening
Ecstasy/Molly/MDMA

With both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects, MDMA enhances tactile sensations while producing feelings of increased energy and euphoria. For some people, it distorts the perception of time, enhances feelings of empathy, and stimulates sexual arousal.

All Drug Information Molly, MDMA, Ecstasy, Drug Information
Edibles And Concentrates Are Red-Hot, According To Latest Numbers

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 marijuana, Colorado, Edibles
Educational Courses Available for CE Credit

We’re helping you update, broaden, and extend your professional knowledge and skills through our high-quality courses offered across a broad range of topics---while also maintaining affordability and convenience.

Professional, Programs Educational Material
Effective Prevention Programs All Drug Information, Article, Programs Educational Material Prevention Program
FHP: Drunk wrong-way-driving deputy found hiding after crash

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

Article Alcohol, wrong-way-driver, Hillsborough
FL Health Charts

Health charts, indicators, tool kits...

Data Sheets, Infographics, Other Resources
Florida Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

At National DEC, we believe the best way to address the needs of drug endangered children is a coordinated approach that puts kids’ needs first.
 
We are proud to work alongside law enforcement, prosecutors, social services, medical personnel, treatment providers, prevention experts, probation and corrections, first responders, and many more. We believe that all of the professionals who have the opportunity to save a child from neglect and abuse should be trained to work collaboratively. With support from individuals, corporate partners, foundations, and governmental agencies, National DEC provides program assistance to communities all across the nation.

Professional, Programs Educational Material, Youth
Florida near top of list as traffic fatalities nationwide continued to surge in 2016

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.

Article
Florida- Impaired driving

Driving high is driving impaired. When you are under the influence and choose to drive, your decision can affect countless people. You can hurt yourself. You can hurt others. And a DUI arrest can lead to serious legal and monetary consequences.

All Drug Information, Marijuana drugged, Impaired, drugged driving
Governors Highway Safety Association

State Highway Safety Office Resources

GHSA provides a variety of resources to help State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) move closer to our shared goal of zero deaths on U.S. roadways. These include a variety of guidance documents, organizational information about all SHSOs, and examples of state program successes and innovative practices.

Other Resources drugged driving

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