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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Overdose Prevention

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Community Health

There is hope.

Recovery is possible.

Addiction is a disease. It can affect anyone.

Opioids are highly addictive, and they change how the brain works. Anyone can become addicted, even when opioids are prescribed by a doctor and taken as directed. In fact, millions of people in the United States suffer from opioid addiction.

Recovery from addiction is possible.

For 24/7 local treatment options, please call: 800-539-4228.
To talk with someone who has been there, please call: 386-777-PEER (7337).

Narcan, the lifesaving medication designed to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in minutes, is available at any Florida Department of Health clinic in Volusia County.

Signs of opioid addiction.

A major warning sign of addiction is if a person keeps using opioids even though taking them has caused problems—like trouble keeping a job, relationship turmoil, or run-ins with law enforcement. Other signs can include:

Trying to stop or cut down on drug use, but not being able to.Taking one drug to get over the effects of another.Stealing drugs or money to pay for drugs.
Using drugs because of being angry or upset with other people.Being scared at the thought of running out of drugs.Overdosing on drugs.

More Information:

Path4Hope Data Dashboard
Path4Hope YouTube Channel
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Working together to end overdose in Volusia County:

Volusia Recovery Alliance
SMA Healthcare
City of Daytona Beach DART (Drug Assistance Recovery Team)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration