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Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

Drowning Prevention

Drowning is preventable! Florida remains #1 in the nation for drowning deaths of children 4 years of age and under. Use of BARRIERS and ADULT SUPERVISION can help prevent drowning and near-drowning.

Drowning and near-drowning, which can result in devastating long-term health consequences, can happen INSIDE THE HOME, too. ADULT SUPERVISION of children around any open water, like pools, spas, lakes/rivers, beaches, standing water in yards, buckets of water, and bathtubs is the 1st line of defense.

Don't let your child be a statistic! Visit WaterSmart FL for more information about prevention and for the residential pool laws and regulations.

Other Pool and Swimming Resources

Drowning Prevention Foundation
Poolsafely.gov - Pool Safely public education campaign
Safekids.org - Water Safety
Water Safety Guide from the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida

 

Drugs and Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Florida
AA Florida, a state-wide recovery resource devoted to supporting the men and women of Florida. AA Florida helps individuals struggling with alcoholism find the help they need on a local basis. Discover Florida Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per county or city, and take the next step to overcome alcohol addiction.

Drug Rehab Services (DRS) is a free addiction resource. We are a fellowship of recovering addicts or families who dedicate their lives to providing direction and support for families in need of advice on recovery options. Our services are free of charge. Our substance abuse counselors are able to provide general over-the-phone assessments to our clients with the purpose of matching an addict's needs with the appropriate method of treatment - a vital step very often neglected. Let us help you connect the dots.

Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance
2815 E. Henry Avenue, Ste. B1, Tampa, Florida 33610
(813) 238-4034

  • Youth Anti-Tobacco Class for offenders of Florida Statute 569.11 and/or 386.212
  • SWAT - Students Working Against Tobacco: Middle and high school students ages 12 through 18 work in groups outside school hours to raise awareness about tobacco marketing practices targeted specifically to develop and maintain youth tobacco users. This program also promotes leadership and community involvement.

 

Eye (Vision) Resources

TOBACCO CESSATION

The Florida Quitline

Each year, thousands of Floridians quit using tobacco. Many more try, but fail. The Florida Quitline was established to help those with a desire to free themselves from cigarettes, smokeless, and all other forms of tobacco. The Quitline services are free of charge and offered in both English and Spanish.

Here's how it works:

  1. With a single, toll-free call to 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669), you can schedule an appointment with one of the Quitline's trained counselors.
  2. At an approximate time of your choosing, one of these skilled professionals will call you back to work with you one-on-one. Together, you'll develop a plan to finally rid yourself of tobacco for good.
  3. Our tobacco specialists will be there for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week to support you, offer tips, and provide any information you may need. If you're ready to BE FREE, call 1-877-822-6669 today and join other Floridians in living a healthier life. Enroll Today!


Other resources:

American Bone Health
National Safety Council Home Safety
Tampa Bay Asthma Coalition