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Coordinated Opioid Recovery (CORE)

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Coordinated Opioid Recovery (CORE) is the first of its kind in the United States and places Florida as a leader in sustainable addiction and opioid recovery.

The Florida Department of Health, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Agency for Health Care Administration are partnering to implement a network of addiction care in up to 12 counties in Florida.

Standard treatment programs have had limited success in creating long term recoveries for this lifelong illness. This innovative program is the first of its kind in the country, expanding a state-supported cohesive coordinated system of addiction care for individuals suffering from substance use disorder.

This comprehensive approach expands every aspect of overdose response and treats all primary and secondary impacts of substance use disorder. From care and peer navigators directly within an emergency department, to sustainable overall health care, this structure disrupts the revolving door of addiction and overdose.

Overdose->Emergency Response->Bypass Hospitals->Transport to Specialty->Stabilize Patient->Start Medication->Transfer to Sustained Medical Group->Focus on Sustainable System of Care

The network does not solely depend on emergency response for overdoses and substance use disorder, ensuring patients are also stabilized and treated for coexisting medical and mental health conditions. Patients will need dental care, primary care, psychiatric evaluation, maternal care, and social support services. Social support services can address career training, housing, or food insecurity.

CORE initiatives in Pinellas County expands counseling and treatment availability during weekend hours for clients entering the hospital bridge program.

If you are looking for information on addiction treatment or services, please call 1-888-727-6398 and a representative will assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn about CORE initiatives in Pinellas County, please call 727-568-8193, or email:

To find addiction services in Pinellas County please select the Resources tab, and access the Resource Guide.