Project Opioid North Florida is part of a statewide initiative funded by the Florida Blue Foundation to drastically reduce the number of opioid-related fatalities in our communities by bringing together key leaders to address the crisis.
Our efforts are collaborative, constructive, and contextual according to the needs of our region.
Our goal is to help bring new energy, new conversations, and more resources to this ongoing effort.
Evaluating the regional impact of the opioid epidemic by demographic and tailoring our approach to best target the most vulnerable communities.
Developing action steps that help fill identified gaps in resources and services and ultimately reduce opioid overdose deaths in North Florida.
Utilizing data to make community members aware of the current narrative of the overdose crisis.
Bringing together all sectors of a community including business, faith, non-profit, public safety, and healthcare to eliminate silos and force multiply efforts.
Representing people who need treatment, as well as those organizations providing effective treatment so resources can be directed to the most impactful areas.
Strategies including treatment and the distribution of Naloxone, are an important component of protecting our communities by providing the power to stop overdoses and save lives. Naloxone, otherwise known as Naloxone, rapidly reverses the effects of an overdose to prevent those at the brink of death from losing their lives to opioid overdose. Naloxone is also effective against the synthetic opioid fentanyl, one of the most lethal drugs the world has ever seen. It can be administered as a nasal spray, injected into the muscle, under the skin, or directly into the veins.
Addiction Help in the counties we serve: