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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 Paraphernalia

Information on current drug paraphernalia

All Drug Information, Article PARAPHERNALIA, Drug Information
Drug Screening Options Addiction, All Drug Information, Parents, Recovery/Treatment Drug Screening
DUI AWARENESS

INNOVATIVE AND ENGAGING MULTIMEDIA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:  Alcohol & Athletes, Vendor Training, DUI Awareness

Programs Educational Material
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.

Eyes- video youtube,    

Stages of MDMA

Printable information and paraphernalia   

More Information- seeking help

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
Emerging Trends and Alerts- NIDA All Drug Information, Article Drug Information, Trends, PARAPHERNALIA
EyeDentifying Drug Abuse

When the following signs and symptoms are consistently  identified, along with  other health consequences like changes in hair, changes teeth, changes  skin, changes mental health, and changes social habits, they can indicate problematic substance use.   The person generally loses interest in life,  stops setting goals and struggles with activities of daily living. 

 

All Drug Information, Article Drug Information
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.

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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
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

We are proud to celebrate the innovative contributions we have made for 25 years and we attribute our success to the support, encouragement, and commitment from our member companies, partners, advisory board, and the millions of teachers, parents, and kids across the country who use and share our programs. We look forward to continued progress in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking for a safer and healthier America. We know that individuals making a true impact will help us all move towards this goal.

Alcohol, Infographics, Parents, Programs Educational Material Students, Teachers, Interactive Maps, Legislation
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.

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Gracepoint Wellness

Gracepoint Wellness offers many services.  One of the most important service is Crisis Care. 

Mobile Crisis Response Team

If a child (5 to 17) or adult you know is threatening suicide or is depressed, please contact the Gracepoint Mobile Crisis Response Team. They offertriage by phone and detailed evaluations at home, school or workplace to determine when behavioral crisis care is appropriate. The team often resolves issues quickly and refers children and families for follow-up care.  Call us 24/7.  Adult- 813.272.2958 Children- 813.272.2882

Our mission and vision-Mission:  Educating, advocating for and giving hope to all people touched by behavioral health, substance abuse, and developmental challenges. Vision: Be the provider of choice for personal support and positive change.

Recovery/Treatment
HCADA talks with Tampa Bay Times about Josie’s Pledge

At the age of 17, he took the life of Linda Unfried’s sister, Josie DiStefano Palomino, in a DUI crash.

Unfried founded the Hillsborough chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in the wake of her sister’s death 31 years ago. She remains vigilant today. She thinks of the teen involved in her sister’s death and wants desperately to reduce underage drinking.

Article Josies Pledge, MADD, HCADA
HEALTHY ALCOHOL MARKETPLACE Balancing public safety and business needs

The Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace was born from the realization of a former alcohol regulator, Pamela Erickson, that we could lose a good regulatory system out of ignorance.

Alcohol
HealthyChildren.org

Drug Abuse Prevention Starts with Parents

Drugs, including tobacco and alcohol, are easily available to children and adolescents. As a parent, you have a major impact on your child’s decision not to use drugs.

Parents
High on the Job: Fighting the painkiller epidemic

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 Opioid, HCADA Interview
Hope Helps All

Our rescue assistance will be provided to reputable rescue groups as well as: The Elderly with companions, Veterans with companions and people that need assistance when there are no other options.  We will provide the elderly & veterans with food and vaccines for their animals. Rescue groups with facilitation of adoptions, fosters and funds for medical necessities.  Our primary goal is to help keep animals in their homes and out of shelters. Not everyone who surrenders their dog to a shelter is bad. Sometimes people just need a helping hand.  When you feel like you have run out of options there is always H.O.P.E.

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Increase in number of kids in foster care linked to opioids

"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.

Rx Drug HCADA Interview
Increase in number of kids in foster care linked to opioids- Article

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 Opioid, Snelling, HCADA Interview
Ineffective Prevention Programs

Read about prevention education programs that are ineffective and why they are ineffective. 

Article, Programs Educational Material Prevention Program
Infographic: Drinking And DUIs During The Holidays Article Alcohol, DUI
Keeping Your Teens Drug Free: A Family Guide

Discusses skills parents and caregivers can use to prevent illicit drug use among teens. Describes problems caused by marijuana, alcohol, and other substances; signs of drug use; and ways to enforce rules, give advice, and deal with teens caught using drugs.

All Drug Information, Parents
Kratom

Kratom is a tropical tree (Mitragyna speciosa) native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that contain compounds that can have psychoactive (mind-altering) effects. When kratom is taken in small amounts, users report increased energy, sociability, and alertness instead of sedation. However, kratom can also cause uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous side effects.

Current Articles

All Drug Information, Article Kratom
Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking.

Article Alcohol, Study
MADD – Power of Parents: Talking with Teens about Alcohol

For families struggling with how to address underage drinking, MADD’s Power of Parents High School Handbook and Power of Parents Middle School Handbook give parents the tools to start the conversation, set family rules and enforce consequences; includes free 15-minute online workshops with tips and tools for parents on how to talk with their children about alcohol.

Alcohol, Parents
Making Summer Safe Article, Other Resources
Marijuana-Drug Information

Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indicaplant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds.

All Drug Information, Article, Marijuana Drug Information
Mixing Alcohol and Medicine Alcohol, Article NIAAA
Mom who lost son shares concern about super pill Mom who lost son shares concern about super pill Article prescription drugs, deadly, HCADA Interview, Video
MORA- Messengers of Recovery Awareness

We are a Tampa-based community support organization  that supports Recovery.  Addiction touches everyone.  It's a disease that effects the whole community.  At MORA, our hope is to diminish the stigma of addiction by supporting families and providing educational, preventive programs.

Recovery/Treatment Tampa Bay, Events
National Families in Action

Excellent information on the cost of legalizing marijuana to employers.  Also, great resource for articles throughout the nation on impact of legalization and other topics of interest.  Based out of Georgia.

Marijuana
National Highway Safety Traffic Administration Alcohol
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol NIAAA
NIAAA College Drinking Prevention Youth

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