Drug Free Sarasota. For Healthy People, Community, and Environment

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Drug Free Sarasota

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Kameroon Boykins

Prevention Coalition Coordinator

Mission

Drug Free Sarasota is a community-driven coalition to reduce drug use and underage drinking through prevention initiatives, educational meetings, community collaborations, and youth outreach.

Vision

Drug Free Sarasota is a coalition striving to increase community awareness of the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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Priorities

Decrease Unintentional Poisonings Due to Prescription Drug Abuse and/or Misuse

Reduce the Occurrence of Underage Drinking

Decrease the Occurrence of Substance Exposed Newborns

Together with our Coalition Partners...

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We are achieving Measurable Results:

1000
Deterra Disposal Pouches to Homebound Community
19
Permanent RX Disposal Drop Offs Established.
11
Educational Events for Community in 2015
25
Coalition Partners
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Now Available!

Safe Option Now Available for

Homebound Residents

to Dispose of Prescription Medications

Drug Free Sarasota is partnering with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) to offer prescription medication disposal alternatives to homebound residents.

The Deterra Drug Activation System allows individuals to put their medication in a bag containing a carbon that bonds to pharmaceutical compounds when water is added. The user then adds water and shakes it up to neutral-ize the active ingredient in the drug before disposing of the biodegradable bag in the safety of their own home.

Deterra pouches can be picked up at the following Sarasota County locations while supplies last:

Sarasota
William L. Little Health & Human Services Center
2200 Ringling Blvd.

Sarasota County Government Complex Environmental Health Office,
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd.

North Port
North Port Health Center
6950 Outreach Way

Venice
Robert L. Anderson County Administration Center Environmental
Health Office
4000 S. Tamiami Trail

Citizens are still encouraged to drop off their unwanted/unused prescription medications in one of two permanent drop boxes located in the lobbies of the sheriff’s office north and south locations:

2071 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
and
4531 State Road 776
Venice

Both are accessible to the public seven days a week; 24 hours a day in Sarasota and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Venice. Since their inception in 2009, more than 19,000 pounds of unused and expired medicines have been collected in Sarasota County.

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"Engage. Get Involved." Get Empowered and see what your Community Leaders Are Doing for you to keep Sarasota Drug Free.

- Kameroon Boykins, Prevention Coalition Coordinator

’’We are delighted you are here. Join us and our partners in making Sarasota Drug Free.’’

- Kameroon Boykins, Prevention Coalition Coordinator

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- Daniel Goldenberg, Founder

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OUTSTANDING RESOURCES FOR:

OUR MEDICAL COMMUNITY

SARASOTA RESIDENTS

OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT

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STUDENTS:

PUBLIC EDUCATION:

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PARENTS & FAMILIES:

CONVERSATION STARTERS for PARENTS on TOUGH TOPICS.

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Supporting our PARENTS and FAMILIES

A campaign to empower Sarasota Parents & Families to “Start the Conversation”  about tough but essential subjects.   Talk.  They’ll listen!

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