Heroin

Orange County Fire Fighters and Personnel go Door-to-Door to Prevent Heroin-Related Overdoses in Community Hit Hard by Opioid Trend

Since the beginning of 2018, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office alone has responded to more than 156 overdoses, resulting in at least nine deaths....

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Orange County Hosts Screening of Chasing the Dragon Film

On July 12, 2017, the Orange County Office for a Drug Free Community hosted nearly 50 individuals representing local substance abuse treatment providers, social...

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Orange County Heroin Task Force Announces New Tool in Fight Against Heroin

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and members of Orange County’s Heroin Task Force  announced the creation and launch of the Heroes Against Heroin campaign, one of 37 targeted recommendations made...

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Orange County’s Third Annual Drug Summit Brings Awareness to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal physicians and nurses joined substance abuse providers from across the region for Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Third Annual Orange County Drug Abuse...

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Westgate Resorts Foundation Announces $1 Million in Grants to Central Florida Nonprofits

The Westgate Resort Foundation recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and announced a contribution of $1 million in grants to benefit regional nonprofit organizations in...

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Orange County Receives National Training Addressing Substance and Mental Health Issues in Criminal Justice System

Policy Research Associates, Inc. Senior Project Associate Brian Case, M.A., Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Policy Research Associates, Inc. Senior Consultant Patricia Griffin,...

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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Testifies at U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Heroin Epidemic

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and...

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Heroin Epidemic

"As I testified before Congress, too many prescription drug abusers have found an inexpensive and too often deadly alternative in heroin. As recommended by...

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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Testifies Before U.S. Congressional Committee on Heroin Epidemic

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee Oversight and Government Reform on March 22 as a key witness...

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