Opioid Recovery

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Opioid Recovery2019-05-27T16:27:13-04:00

The Opioid Crisis in Brevard County

The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation is dedicated to Shattering the Stigma of Substance Abuse in Brevard County. As a non-profit organization we are dedicated to ending the destruction addiction causes families.

The State and Nation have been rocked by a growing opioid Addiction problem that is also increasing the scope right here in Brevard County. As a result, the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation coordinated efforts to address opioid abuse by developing a coalition Brevard County medical providers, caregivers, elected officials, criminal justice and legal experts, first responders and others in a concerted effort to save lives.

The opioid epidemic affects all of us. It affects families and individuals from all socioeconomic levels. Much work is being done to address the epidemic, including resources, education, prevention, treatment, and enforcement. The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation is part of a coalition in Brevard County who are working collaboratively for change.

Our Work

Founded in 2003, the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has been dedicated to our local community. They recognized that educating the public and the healthcare community was an important part of our Mission. The list of “Our Work” is a great accomplishment however, we knew we had to do more. The Opioid Crisis right here in Brevard has become something we cannot ignore. After much research and speaking with law enforcement, hospitals, physicians, clinicians, psychiatrist’s and our faith based organizations throughout our community we learned that Brevard County is one of the highest counties in Florida with Opioid Addiction.

Stats About Brevard County:

  • 1,645 overdose deaths in Brevard County 1999-2016 (The Recovery Village)
  • “People who live in Brevard County were 44 percent more likely to die due to drug overdose than an average American” (The Recovery Village).

SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) statistics show that the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at the time of delivery quadrupled from 1.5 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations in 1999 to 6.5 per 1,000 in 2014. Babies exposed to opioids and other substances before birth may develop neonatal abstinence syndrome (a group of withdrawal signs) after birth.

Mission Statement

To prevent lethal opioid drug overdose and suicides through community-based collaborations focused on education, public awareness, and prevention by providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)