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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
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- 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.

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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
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
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.

Other Resources Pets
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
Ineffective Prevention Programs

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

Article, Programs Educational Material Prevention Program
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
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
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
NIDA – Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.

Marijuana, Youth
NIDA – Publications for Parents

Access a wealth of information and downloadable full-text publications for parents, on a range of topics, including addiction science, medical consequences, trends and statistics, and the link between drugs and HIV/AIDS.

Addiction, All Drug Information, Parents, HCADA General
NIDA- for Parents of Teens

NIDA for Parents of Teens.

All Drug Information, Parents
NIDA- Teens

  The Science behind Drug Use.

All Drug Information, Youth
No2Pot

Website contains everything you need to know about the consequences and risks of using marijuana.  Articles, infographics, statistics, data, Colorado data, comparing alcohol and marijuana, research, studies and many educational ideas.

 

Marijuana
Nope Hillsborough

The NOPE, Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education, Task Force is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization that was formed in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2004. Comprised of community leaders and concerned families working diligently to save lives of those effected by substance abuse, the Hillsborough Chapter was established in 2011.

Powerful presentations for students and parents.  Approved by Hillsbourgh County School system.

Parents, Programs Educational Material, Rx Drug, Youth
November 2017: Opioid Crisis

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?

Rx Drug, Video HCADA Interview
Opioid Epidemic Resource Center

The opioid epidemic is taking lives every day. In the United States, where President Trump has declared it a national public health emergency, prescription opioids and heroin killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Addiction, Rx Drug opioid epidemic
Opioids-Drug Information

Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some prescription opioids are made from the plant directly, and others are made by scientists in labs using the same chemical structure.

Prescription Opioids

Heroin

Fentanyl

All Drug Information, Article Drug Information
PARAPHERNALIA - Juul E-Cigarettes

“Juul is already a massive public-health disaster—and without dramatic action it’s going to get much, much, much worse.”
Winickoff believes that the vape industry is co-opting the national wellness trend—“when, in fact, vaping can cause something called bronchiolitis obliterans, or popcorn lung,” he said. Popcorn lung has been linked to diacetyl, an organic compound that some companies use in their e-liquid, and that has been detected as a by-product of e-cigarette vapor. But diacetyl has also been detected in cigarette smoke, at a level hundreds of times greater, and no feasible amount of smoking has been found to cause popcorn lung. (Juul does not use diacetyl in its liquid, and, in tests, the company has found no measurable amounts of diacetyl in the vapor emitted by its devices.)
 

All Drug Information PARAPHERNALIA
Pediatricians recommend screening children for drug use starting at age 9

Young children are getting their hands on drugs more than ever before. It's becoming such a concern that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending children as young as nine be screened for substance abuse.

All Drug Information, Article, HCADA General, Parents, Professional, Youth Drug Screening
Phoenix House

Phoenix House is committed to treating the whole person — and their families — with caring, qualified professionals in the fields of psychiatry, medicine, mental health, social work, education, and recovery support. Their teams of experts address underlying causes of substance abuse and behavioral patterns to guide clients toward lasting recovery.

Recovery/Treatment
Prevention Center Research Alcohol
Rehab- Find a Treatment Facility- SAMHSA

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator:  Welcome to the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Addiction, Recovery/Treatment
Resource Assessment – Hillsborough County Substance Abuse Prevention

Resource Assessment – Hillsborough County Substance Abuse Prevention

Article, Programs Educational Material Prevention Program
Safe Ride America Alcohol Transportation
SAMHSA Research-Based Prevention Programs

Programs and campaigns offering information, training, and technical assistance to improve the quality and delivery of behavioral health services across the nation.

Programs Educational Material, Community
Smart Colorado

Smart Colorado: Protecting youth from marijuana.

Marijuana

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