Florida recently celebrated the first anniversary of DoseOfRealityFL.com, the state’s opioid education website.
The website provides information on the dangers of misusing prescription painkillers and opioids as well as educational materials and resources for Floridians struggling with opioid use disorder. In addition, it features a map of the state’s safe disposal locations for unused or unwanted prescription opioids.
“Ending the opioid crisis is a daunting task, and it’s exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic plaguing our state,” Attorney General Ashley Moody said. “That is why we are always looking for innovative ways to stop opioid misuse. Through this approach, DoseOfRealityFL.com was born. As the pandemic has forced more people to work, learn and socialize online, we are grateful this statewide tool is available and helpful to those struggling with addiction by providing information, resources, and materials to them and to health professionals that can help break the cycle of the opioid epidemic.”
Since launching, the website has added information in Spanish, updated statistics and resources from government agencies, added a 211 partnership to increase access to local help and available resources; and provided tips on safe storage of opioid medications.
The Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse identified strategies to improve opioid prevention, treatment, and law enforcement efforts.