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CORE

Overdose Response

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    Mailing Location

    Division of Community Health Promotion 

    FL-OD2A Program 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way BIN A-24 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399


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Coordinated Opioid Recovery (CORE) is the first of its kind in the  United States and places Florida as a leader in sustainable addiction and opioid recovery.


The Florida Department of Health, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Agency for Health Care Administration are
partnering to implement a network of addiction care in up to 12 counties in Florida.

Standard treatment programs have had limited success in creating long term recoveries for this lifelong illness. This innovative program is the first of its kind in the country, expanding a state-supported cohesive coordinated system of addiction care for individuals suffering from substance use disorder.

This comprehensive approach expands every aspect of overdose response and treats all primary and secondary impacts of substance use disorder. From care and peer navigators directly within an emergency department, to sustainable overall health care, this structure disrupts the revolving door of addiction and overdose.


The network does not solely depend on emergency response for overdoses and substance use disorder, ensuring patients are also stabilized and treated for coexisting medical and mental health conditions. Patients will need dental care, primary care, psychiatric evaluation, maternal care, and social support services. Social support services can address career training, housing, or food insecurity.