In the Media: National Opioid Epidemic Affecting Miami-Dade

In the Media: National Opioid Epidemic Affecting Miami-Dade

"Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez in partnership with the State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, the Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County's Board of County Commissioners Chairman Bovo, has recently formed the Opioid Addiction Task Force--charged with developing an effective action plan that addresses the reduction of opioid and heroin addiction and prevents overdose deaths. The task force held their first meeting on January 30th. "Novus Medical Detox Center, a leading Florida-based drug treatment facility, believes the current epidemic may be an unintended consequence of legalized marijuana and advocates for expanded access to drug treatment programs as a key to the solution."

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