@TheFlaReport @JKirklandFL August 20th, 2019
Continuing their fight against opioid abuse in the state. Gov. Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis joined faith and business leaders as well as elected officials in Orlando to participate in Project Opioid, the Central Florida initiative on opioid abuse.
“We need to do everything in our power to roll back the devastating effect the opioid epidemic has had on our state,” said Gov. DeSantis. “In our Bold Vision for a Brighter Future Budget, we have nearly $2 billion in substance abuse prevention and mental health funding. Specifically, more than $123 million in funding was appropriated to help fight the opioid epidemic. Across our state, we’ve seen too many lives turned upside down and cut short by this epidemic. My administration will continue to prioritize this difficult issue.