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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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Substance Abuse

Contact: Florida Health

The state of Florida has seen an exponential increase in overdoses associated with fentanyl. Agencies, including the Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Children and Families, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are working together to investigate and address this public safety and health issue. 

In Florida, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program, within the Florida Department of Children and Families, is the state authority on substance abuse and mental health.

The Florida Department of Health partners with DCF in seeking to prevent and reduce substance abuse and its negative effects on health. 


Treatment and Referral Services

Florida's CORE Network

A long-term sustainable recovery program designed to establish a coordinated system of care for those seeking treatment for substance use disorder.

Department of Health Resources

Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)

To combat the opioid crisis, Florida OD2A's goal is to prevent opioid-related harms and overdose by working with providers, and health systems to reduce unsafe exposure to opioids and treat addicition.


Drug Use During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, the drugs you take also go to your fetus. If you or someone in your home is using any illegal drug while you are pregnant, get help immediately.


Preconception Health

Focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby they might have sometime in the future.