Having already been committed to tackling the opioid epidemic that has gripped the state and the nation, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he has secured $26 million in federal funding to combat the drug problem.
In addition, DeSantis said that he will be signing an executive edict to continue the state’s ongoing substance abuse program, re-establishing the Office of Drug Control that was scrapped during the Scott Administration, and will create a Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse.
“Substance abuse is a serious public health concern and although great progress has been made, the opioid epidemic continues to devastate families and communities throughout our state,” said Governor DeSantis. “These issues require effective and immediate action and my administration is committed to taking the necessary steps to combat this crisis.”
“The opioid epidemic has taken far too many lives and devastated too many of our local communities,” said Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “Our administration is taking immediate action today to address this crisis through enforcement, prevention and recovery.”