S.A.F.E. Project US holds community-based coordination events in Florida that bring together community leaders, local law enforcement, medical personnel, educators and families that are affected by the opioid crisis. Families who have lost children, spouses or partners who have lost loved ones, as well as friends and supporters are encouraged to attend our community events to add their perspective and insight to help rid their community of the opioid epidemic.
Gov. Scott signs opioid bill into law, signifying Florida’s first major response to crisis http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/03/19/gov-scott-signs-opioid-bill-into-law-signifying-floridas-first-major-response-to-crisis/
Bipartisan Opioid Bill Contains Contributions From Florida Senators
Clay County sees drop in Narcan usage for opioid overdoses after 5-year climb https://www.news4jax.com/health/opioid-crisis/clay-county-sees-drop-in-narcan-usage-for-opioid-overdoses-after-5-year-climb
Health care boards to huddle about drug rules
Facts & Figures
Toolkit & Resources
► *In 2016, there were 2,798 opioid-related overdose deaths in Florida—a rate of 14.4 deaths per 100,000 persons—compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons.
► *In 2016, there were 1,566 synthetic opioid-related deaths compared to 200 in 2013.
► *In 2013, Florida providers wrote 69.6 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons (approximately 13.6 million prescriptions).