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NOPE Chapter Spotlight: Seminole County, FL

NOPE Taskforce’s Seminole County chapter started in 2009 and has developed a stellar reputation in the community for its school presentations. In fact, many leaders have told our organizers: “NOPE is the most impactful, relevant presentation being offered

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Veteran Law Enforcement Deputy: Drug Use and Abuse Is Everyone’s Concern

Deputy Leslie Barbalaco has been a NOPE Task Force presenter for some time now in Palm Beach County, Florida. She believes deeply in our mission, and says it’s really important not to sugar coat anything about drugs to young people.

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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.

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What Will Happen If Legalized Medical Marijuana Spreads in Florida and Other States.

Voters in Florida, and other states as well, are being asked to approve medical marijuana. If passed, what will the impact be on youth people? NOPE asked an expert to explain.

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Ashley Seneko’s Story: NOPE Made Me Realize I Am Not Alone

After losing her brother to drugs, she became a NOPE volunteer in Pennsylvania committed to fighting the stigma of the disease of addiction.

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Tricia Stouch’s Story: “NOPE Is, For Me, Life Saving”

A Pennsylvania mother finds friendship and comfort in NOPE Task Force after losing her daughter to a drug overdose.

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Stopping Marijuana Legalization in Florida

Marijuana supporters are trying to legalize the drug in Florida once again. Three constitutional amendment efforts are under way in the Sunshine State.

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Overdose Death Prevention Act – “Richie’s Law” Will Save Lives

We support the passage of this bill in Florida to require specific rules be followed by an emergency care practitioner whose patient suffers a non-fatal unintentional overdose. That could prevent patients from suffering or dying from overdoses in the futu

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