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Hillsborough County Resources

Local phone numbers for hospitals, county organizations, rehabilitation facilities, support groups, ....

Rethink Drinking- Alcohol and Health

Many people are surprised to learn what counts as a drink. In the United States, a "standard" drink is any drink that contains about 0.6 fluid ounces or 14 grams of "pure" alcohol. Although the drinks pictured here are different sizes, each contains approximately the same amount of alcohol and counts as a single standard drink.

Sobering UP

Information, infographics, videos on drunk driving, societies costs, alcohol addiction...

Stop Drugged Driving

While there are effective public health and public safety messages about the dangers of drunk driving, there is little public knowledge of the threat to highway safety of drugged driving. Rates of drunk driving in the United States have declined dramatically, supported by effective laws, strong enforcement and widespread education. This public safety and public health success can be further improved by new efforts focused on drugged driving.

2016 Hillsborough Indicator Report
Drug Disposal Locator- National

Old prescriptions left unsecured in the home can often be an easy source for someone thinking about abusing prescription medications and can pose danger to pets or children who may accidentally ingest them. They can also be confusing for elderly people who may have multiple prescriptions.

Throwing old pills in the trash is often not the safest way to dispose of old medication and flushing may contaminate the water supply

So how do you dispose of old medication safely? 

Your community may have permanent drug disposal boxes at the following locations:

  • Police departments
  • Pharmacies, including independent and chains
  • Fire stations
  • Hospitals
  • Municipal buildings
Drug Disposal

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