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In 2018, Central Florida was ranked first in the nation for job growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Additionally, Forbes magazine ranked the metro Orlando region No. 1 to invest in a home with an estimated 84,000 building permits issued in Orange County valued at $2.3 billion. Orange County also earned the highest AAA credit rating from Moody's Investors Service, recognizing its fiscal reliability and continued quality-of-life enhancements.
The following working committees were established to implement drug strategies and activities to build and strengthen community capacity to effectively reduce substance use:
In 1999, Orange County led the state in Heroin overdoses (36) and other drug overdoses (39). Former Chairman Mel Martinez responded to the drug problem and the alarming number of Heroin overdoses by creating the Orange County Drug Free Coalition. He reached out to 15 key community stakeholders to strategically combat the drug problem in Orange County.
To work in collaboration with community members and agencies to prevent and reduce the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs among our youth and adults through prevention, education, enforcement and treatment.
Drug Prevention Strategic Plan
The Coalition Advisory Board is comprised of 15 key community stakeholders in the field of law enforcement, judiciary, education, state and local government, faith, health, state attorney, business and community based agencies.
Join the Orange County Drug Free Coalition for the latest drug-related surveys, reports, and publications and receive notices on free training opportunities related to drug prevention and treatment by contacting our office at (407) 836-7335.
Learn how you can get involved with our Coalition Workgroup Registration Form.
If you need a guest speaker to discuss the latest drug trends and prevention strategies at your next parent, neighborhood or community meeting, then please contact our office at (407) 836-7335.
Office for a Drug Free Community
109 E. Church Street, LL
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 836-7335
Fax: (407) 836-5391