Substance Use Prevention
In Florida, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program, within the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), is the single state authority on substance abuse and mental health as designated by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The Florida Department of Health partners with DCF in seeking to prevent and reduce substance abuse and its negative effects on health. Providing this website is one of many ways we hope to educate the public and health care providers.
Naloxone Expansion Initiative
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) announces the availability of free Naloxone (Narcan®) Nasal Spray kits. This lifesaving medication could reduce thousands of substance abuse deaths across the state. Naloxone is available to people who use drugs, people with a history of drug use, others at risk of experiencing an overdose, friends, family members, and others who may witness an overdose. Naloxone kits are free, and no appointment is necessary. People using naloxone receive educational material, referrals, and connections for substance abuse intervention. Please call 727-568-8193 to learn more, or click HERE
Treatment and Referral Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Service provides free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- SAMHSA’s Toll-Free Treatment Referral Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Online Treatment Facility Locator
Department of Health Resources
Effects of drug use during pregnancy—When you are pregnant, the drugs you take also go to your fetus. If you or someone in your home is using any illegal drug while you are pregnant, get help immediately.