Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance Joins ACTS Agency

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The substance abuse prevention nonprofit announced the office relocation to strengthen their programs and community support HCADA moved on July 1, 2021 from 2815 E. Henry Avenue, Suite B-1 in Tampa to new office space on the campus of their longtime partner organization, Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc. (ACTS), at 4612 North 56th Street.

“We’re excited about the move,” said Executive Director Cindy Grant, “and very grateful to ACTS not only for the space but also for our many years of partnership in substance abuse education and prevention.”

HCADA reaches 3,000+ students during the school year through Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) and Youth Making a Difference (YMAD!) clubs as well as other community-base activities with middle and high school youth. Their work through HCADA Task Forces includes addressing alcohol issues on college campuses; supporting passage of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program legislation; preventing underage drinking and impaired driving; supporting responsible vendor training regarding alcohol and “safe rides” programs; working in the areas of smoking prevention, cessation, second-hand smoke, smoking effects on pets, smoking in multi-unit housing, and retail sales to minors as well as educating legislators on best practices around medical marijuana and legalization policy.

For more than 18 years, HCADA has also supported local law enforcement agencies, including the Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and the DEA, providing volunteer support with efforts ranging from DUI checkpoints to the twice-yearly Prescription Drug Takeback Day. For more information about HCADA, visit drugfreehillsborough.org.

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