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Florida unveils website to combat opioid crisis

Posted: 4:04 PM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 17:04:17-04
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There's a new website designed to educate Floridians about the opioid crisis and the dangers of their use and misuse.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody unveiled the website Friday.

It's called Dose of Reality and comes with helpful links for parents, students, doctors, and law enforcement.

“We can defeat the opioid crisis by working together, and Florida’s new Dose of Reality website is designed to provide Floridians easy access to vital information and resources to stop opioid abuse," Moody said in a statement. "While we have to focus on those that are addicted and make sure they know where to go to get help, and make sure we raise public awareness, we cannot take our eye off the ball. That is aggressively pursuing bad actors those that don't care if people become addicted because it makes them richer."

The website includes details on prevention, safe pain management, storage of prescription drugs and guidelines on responding to an overdose.

130 Americans die from opioid overdose daily, according to the Florida Attorney General's Office.