Southwest Florida Task Force

on Overdose Prevention

First meeting of the Southwest Florida Task Force on Overdose PreventionCommunity outreach and education

Our mission

STOP, the Southwest Florida Task Force on Overdose Prevention, is a collaborative network of partners whose mission is the reduction of substance use disorder across Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. With a focus on prevention, intervention, and recovery, the task force is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of partners throughout the care continuum, including educators, medical professionals, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and public officials. With all six counties working together and an array of partners at the table, we will be able to implement robust, evidence-based interventions to expand access to and strengthen the quality of substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services in Southwest Florida.


Alternatives to Opioids Summit

In March of 2019, STOP worked with Manatee Memorial Hospital in creating a regional summit to discuss alternatives to opioids, attended by doctors, instructors, and local representatives

Assisting Narcan Trainings

STOP has helped Luis Garcia, a retired firefighter, administer free Narcan trainings throughout Southwest Florida. A link to donate to his organization can be found above

Lobbying for Mental Health

Tianna Herman, STOP co-founder, lobbies the Charlotte Board of County Commissioners to support a grant for promoting mental health access throughout the region

Together, we can STOP this epidemic

The Overdose Epidemic at a Glance

Our Partners

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