First Step of Sarasota has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to help individuals in behavioral health crises.
The new board officers are Patrick Robinson, chair and deputy chief, Ron Turner, secretary, and Jay Miller, treasurer.
What I've Learned
"We should be more on patrol, out in the community, around children, embedded in the community."
As of July 1, the organizations have begun operations under the First Step name and brand.
The luncheon at Michael's on East celebrated over 450 babies born drug-free.
The summit is focused on the topic of pregnant women addicted to opioids and newborns born with neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Dept. of Unintended Consequences
After a 2011 crackdown on pain clinics, heroin use has soared.