Opioid Task Force

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DEA National Take Back
Want to get rid of unwanted or unused prescription medications?
Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 27 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
drop off location is at the
Broward Health Coral Springs - 3100 Coral Hills Drive
(Medical Office Complex, use the ER entrance off Coral Hills Drive).

If you have any questions about the event, contact CSPD Community Involvement at (954) 344-1833.

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Coral Springs forms Opioid Task Force to prevent overdose death and substance abuse.

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Mission Statement

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, 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.

The result of their efforts is a 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.

If your group or organization would like to have an Opioid Task Force Member provide a presentation,
please contact 954-346-1201.