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

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Reducing & Managing Access

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


Reducing & Managing Access 

Prevent Opioid Use Disorder

There are a variety of ways to help reduce exposure to opioids and prevent opioid use disorder, such as:

  • Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
  • Academic detailing to educate providers about opioid prescribing guidelines and facilitating conversations with patients about the risks and benefits of pain treatment options
  • Quality improvement programs in health care systems to increase implementation of recommended prescribing practices
  • Patient education on the safe storage and disposal of prescription opioids
  • Improves awareness and shared resources about the risks of prescription opioids, and the cost of overdose on patients and families