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Drug Trends and Dismantling in Florida – Steve Collins, Dir. of HIDTA

An interview with Steve Collins, Director of Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Following a tenured career in law enforcement, Steve now leads strategic efforts to identify and dismantle drug trafficking operations in the central Florida area and abroad. He presented at the Drug Prevention Summit about a report about marijuana and legalizing…

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Who is the Real Victim in Addiction?

When people think of drug or alcohol addiction, often the addict is thought of as the victim.  However, the real victims may also be those close to the addict, because they live with the fear that the addict will overdose, or get arrested, or wind up in jail or in the hospital. It’s all a…

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Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri speaks- “A Finger in the Dike”

We interview Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri.  Sheriff Gualtieri’s office has been dealing with drug addicts and trafficking for decades. He says that expecting law enforcement to be the solution to substance abuse is like putting the proverbial finger in the dike.  It’s way too late on the chain.  What is needed is prevention, education and…

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Zach’s Story-From Pot to Psych Drugs to Recovery

Zach started with marijuana at age 15 and eventually moved onto heavier street drugs.  He also ended up on various psychiatric medications which caused him more troubles than the street drugs.  Zach has done the Narconon program and is going to dedicate his life to helping others.  Happy New Year to our listeners.  Let’s make…

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An Interview with Admiral James Winnefeld

In September of this year, the 19 year old son of Admiral James Winnefeld (ret) died from an overdose of heroin mixed with Fentanyl.  He had just come through 15 months of in-patient rehab and was embarking upon a new career as an EMT.  Rather than giving in to the tragedy, Admiral and Mrs. Winnefeld…

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