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The Crisis

Fatal and non-fatal overdoses have skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic.

  • 110,684 - CDC's predicted number of overdose deaths in the US for the 12-month period ending December 2022

  • 303 people died of an overdose every day in the US in 2022 

  • 1,378 - Predicted number of overdose deaths in North Florida in 2022

Illicit Fentanyl is now the driving force of overdoses and overdose deaths. Poly-substance use and the unintended consumption of fentanyl in substances like fentanyl-laced fake “prescription” pills is the leading cause of death for people under the age of 40.


Fentanyl became the deadliest drug in US history because it’s inexpensive to manufacture and easy to transport.


Fake pills disguised as prescription medications are being laced with Fentanyl. OxyContin, Percocet, and Adderall are some of the most commonly faked drugs due to their popularity and street value. These drugs are often made in laboratories outside of America and smuggled into our country to be sold on our streets.


Fentanyl was the most dangerous drug in the state of Florida in 2020, causing over 5,300 deaths, an increase of 63% from the previous year.

Downloadable Resources

Read our latest research on the state of the opioid epidemic in America and the roadmap to combat it in your community.

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The COVID-19
Overdose Crisis

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2022 North Florida HIDTA Report (Unclassfied)

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The Changing Overdose Crisis in Jacksonville

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