(L to R) DCF Secretary Mike Carroll, Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip, Rep. Matt Whillhite, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, Palm Beach Commissioner Melissa McKinlay.
Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Bondi organized a statewide listening tour to hear from the communities most affected by Florida’s Opioid epidemic. Workshops were held in Palm Beach, Manatee, Orange, and Duval Counties between May 1-3. The meetings were led by the state’s Surgeon General Celeste Phillip and Assistant DCF Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health John Bryant. Members from the communities packed every meeting. FBHA Executive Director Mark Fontaine participated in each workshop as the lead voice for the substance abuse treatment industry.