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Updated: 08/10/2017 08:30:02AM

DCF increases fight against opioid epidemic

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This graph illustrates just how devastating the opioid epidemic is in Florida, with heroin deaths skyrocketing in the past decade.

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This graph illustrates just how devastating the opioid epidemic is in Florida, with heroin deaths skyrocketing in the past decade.

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Last week, the Florida Department of Children and Families submitted an application to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction grant.

This grant is designed to address the opioid crisis by expanding and enhancing access to medication-assisted treatment services for persons with an opioid use disorder. If awarded, Florida would receive $2 million per year for up to three years.

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