Meet Leon Fooksman, Our Social Media Connector
For more than a decade, Leon Fooksman has run our social media platforms and written stories for our website. Our goal has been to connect people during the darkest days of the opioid crisis and offer a digital place to come together, get educated, and fi
Attorney Behind Our Push For Warm Handoff Legislation For Hospitals
NOPE Task Force worked with Michael Barnes at DCBA Law & Policy in helping to pass legislation for hospitals to do more for people suffering from drug overdoses.
One of Our Earliest Supports Reflects on Educating Youth About Drugs
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, FL helped NOPE Task Force start presentations to thousands of students. Years later, the agency’s chief deputy reflects on the importance of teaching youth to stay clear of drugs.
We Must Take Heroin and Opioid Addiction Head On
NOPE Task Force interviewed author Renée Hodges who described her nephew’s challenging journey from a recovery facility back into society.
Student Coalition Member on the Impact of NOPE
"High school students tend to joke around about drugs and/or use drugs to make themselves look "cool". So, my hope was that this presentation would show them that drugs are not to be messed around with."
How Long Does It Take To Get Addicted To A Dangerous Drug?
That depends on many factors. All of our bodies are different, and there are many different drugs. Bottom line: don’t experiment or use dangerous drugs because trying the drug even once can be dangerous.
Combating Sober Houses and Other Problematic Issues in Florida’s Drug Overdose Epidemic
Florida has become a medical vacation destination as parents send their adult children there for treatment. Result: a massive recovery industry has been created with little oversight – until now.
Naloxone: A Tool -- Not Treatment -- In Saving Lives
The drug naloxone reverses overdoses, but it needs to be used as a tool -- not treatment – in saving lives, much like a defibrillator for the heart attack victim. We need more effective ways to save people from drug overdoses.