Coral Springs forms Opioid Task Force to prevent overdose death and substance abuse.
To provide vital information, resources, and educational material in order to prevent opioid addiction,
accidental opioid overdose, and death.
The opioid epidemic affecting our nation has not left the City of Coral Springs unscathed. In 2017, 637 people died in Broward County as a result of accidental overdose. Of those overdose deaths, 50 occurred in Coral Springs.
After learning that more than 80% of those addicted to opioids start with prescription drugs, Former Vice Mayor Lou Cimaglia formed an Opioid Task Force to help in the fight against this deadly epidemic. Members of the task force consist of healthcare providers, judiciary, Coral Springs Police, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department and community activists.
In an effort to assist residents in properly disposing of prescription medication, the Coral Springs Police and Fire Department offer medicine disposal kits free of charge located in the Public Safety Building at 2801 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065
You can pick up a disposal kit Monday-Thursday from 8 am to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 am to 3 p.m.
For larger drug disposal, you can attend a planned prescription drug take back from your local police department or go to one of these Broward County pharmacies:
- Rx Care: 7142 N University Drive. Tamarac, Fl 33321.
- Walgreens: 7150 W Atlantic Blvd. Margate, Fl 33063
- Walgreens: 1780 N. University Dr. Plantation, Fl 33322 .
- Walgreens: 21880 State Road 7. Boca Raton, Fl 33428
- Holiday CVS: 3580 N Federal Hwy. Lighthouse Point, Fl 33064
- Benzer Pharmacy: 60 Ne 1st St. Pompano Beach, Fl 33060
- Walgreens: 601 E Commercial Blvd. Oakland Park, Fl 33334
- Aids Healthcare Foundation: 6405 N Federal Hwy, Ste 205. Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33308
- Walgreens: 1515 E Sunrise Blvd. Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33304.
- Aids Healthcare Foundation: 1785 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304
Please watch this comprehensive, hard-hitting Public Safety Announcement (PSA) highlighting the decent from legally prescribed pills to street narcotic addiction, which will accompany comprehensive presentations. The PSA – How did it come to this? Is a look back at a teen’s life through his lens as he struggles with addiction after an injury.
Opioid Task Force members will provide informative presentations about opioid addiction, warning signs and available resources for parents, teachers, students, civic groups and organizations in an effort to combat this deadly epidemic throughout the year.