Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release
September 16, 2019
Contact: Kylie Mason
Phone: (850) 245-0150
VIDEO RELEASE: Attorney General Moody Recognizes Rx Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week with Announcement Slated for Friday
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is recognizing Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week and will make an announcement this Friday regarding state efforts to end the deadly crisis. Since her first day in office, Attorney General Moody has fought the opioid crisis and this crucial mission remains a top priority of the administration.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “As Americans recognize National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, we cannot lose sight of the fact that 17 people a day overdose and die in our state after using opioids. Since taking office in January, we have made significant strides in the fight to end the opioid crisis in Florida, and I commit to you that I will continue to do everything within the authority of the Office of the Attorney General to combat opioid abuse and save lives.”
Attorney General Moody has taken several major steps to combat the opioid crisis. Below are just a few of the actions taken this year:
Friday, in Orlando, Attorney General Moody will unveil a new resource to assist Floridians in the fight to end the opioid crisis and save lives. The Attorney General will also be posting tips and resources on social media in recognition of National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.
To follow the online campaign, follow the Attorney General on Twitter @AGAshleyMoody.