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Opioids - What You Should Know


Every 43 hours a person dies from a drug overdose in Pinellas County

What is an opioid?

There are three types:

  • Prescription Opioids - Buprenorphine, Codeine, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone
  • Heroin - illegal & highly addictive opioid
  • Synthetic Opioids (Man-made) - Fentanyl (50 times more potent than heroin ) , Carfentanyl (Elephant Tranquilizer)
Signs of overdose
  • Breathing is slow and shallow
  • They're not moving or waking up
  • You can hear gurgling sounds or snoring
  • Skin feels cold & clammy
  • Lips & nails are blue
  • Pupils are small
Is your loved one at risk of overdosing?

Naloxone / Narcan is available without a prescription

  • A drug that blocks the effects of an overdose
  • Naloxone kits are free and available to people at risk of overdosing and to their family members
  • Find local naloxone distribution sites at
Let's STOP the Opioid Epidemic
  • Educate your children & loved ones about the dangers of opioids
  • Stop the stigma associated with opioid addiction
  • Speak with your doctor about alternative non-opioid treatment
Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop your expired, unwanted or unused medications at St. Petersburg Police Headquarters or find a location near you at

Contact Phone
Dose of Reality - Florida Office of the Attorney General None
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares Info & Referrals 2-1-1
Operation PAR's 24 Hr Help line 1-888-727-6398
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 1-800-662-4357
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) 727-826-0807
Pinellas Health Department 727-824-6900
Florida Association of Recovery Residences 1-561-299-0405
Bay Area Narcotics Anonymous (BASCNA) 1-888-779-7117
Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education
Florida Department of Children & Families 1-866-762-2237
Crime Stoppers of Pinellas 1-800-873-8477
St. Petersburg Police Vice & Narcotics Tip Line 727-551-3700
Opioid brochure


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