Substance Abuse Treatment Providers and Law Enforcement Officials to Hold Media
Conference Call Urging Restoration of Funding for Opioid Treatment Programs
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. EST substance abuse treatment providers and law enforcement officials will hold a media conference call urging the Florida House to restore funding for opioid treatment programs. The Senate has maintained the base recurring funding of $7 million for extended release injectable naltrexone programs in the Office of the State Court Administrator, Department of Children and Families and Department of Corrections budgets, while the House budget eliminates all such programs.
Speakers will include Mike Harris, Clinical Director of Residential and Substance Abuse Programs at Park Place Behavioral Health Care, Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford, Dr. Mark Stavros, M.D., Medical Director of Gulf Coast Addiction Medicine, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at West Florida Hospital and Chief Cornita Riley, of the Orange County Corrections Department. Also joining the media conference call will be Mark Fontaine, Executive Director, Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.
WHO: Michael Harris, Park Place Behavioral Health Care
Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford
Chief Cornita Riley, Orange County Corrections
Dr. Mark Stavros, M.D., Medical Director of Gulf Coast Addiction Medicine, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at West Florida Hospital
WHAT: Media Conference Call on funding for substance abuse treatment programs
WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
WHERE: MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL-IN NUMBER
(888) 392-4560 PIN: 6869091