Florida Department of Health
Press Release
December 22, 2021

“Comparing January through June of 2019 to January through June 2020*, fatal drug overdoses in Nassau County rose 200%.”

Fernandina Beach, FL – On December 6th, 2021 the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County (FDOH – Nassau) County Response to Opioids/Substance Within Nassau (C.R.O.W.N.) program launched their drug prevention website that provides Nassau County residents with the resources they need regarding substance abuse.

The C.R.O.W.N. program has been designed through the Florida Department of Health – Nassau to prevent and reduce substance and opioid use within Nassau county. Serving the needs of children and young adults up to age 24 and women ages 12-49, the C.R.O.W.N. program seeks to provide necessary tools to assist individuals who are at risk or currently exposed to substance misuse/abuse.

Comparing January through June of 2019 to January through June 2020*, fatal drug overdoses in Nassau County rose 200%. Opioids as a category of drugs, and fentanyl specifically, are fueling this tragedy. Opioid overdoses in Nassau County rose 71% from 2019 to 2020. This website shares facts, stories and resources to support, educate and empower residents to find help and offer help to loved ones by removing the stigma from this nationwide epidemic.

To view this website please visit https://www.nassaufldrugprevention.org/ or scan the QR code below with your phone camera: 

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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