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N.O.P.E.

NOPE Pinellas Chapter

     The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office partnered with families that suffered the loss of a relative from the use of illicit and/or prescription drugs to establish a NOPE Pinellas Chapter.  This partnership is to educate communities about the dangerous consequences of abusing illicit and prescription drugs.

PCSO members and volunteers from the community provide powerful NOPE presentations to children and adults about real life dangers of abusing drugs.  The NOPE Pinellas Chapter has provided over 135 presentations to more than 46,000 students and 6,000 adults in schools and community groups since this collaborative partnership began.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office further assists the NOPE Pinellas Chapter with a NOPE National Candlelight Vigil Event held annually in memory of those lost to and suffering from addiction.  The NOPE Vigil events strive to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery for those with addiction.  This effort continues each year with updated material and a dedication of reducing illicit and prescription drug abuse.  Additional information about the NOPE mission can be located at www.nopetaskforce.org.

Photos of last year’s Pinellas NOPE Vigil:
Courtesy of Jody Soutullo, © 2011.

Our Partners

PCSOLiveFree!   NOPE   Pinellas County Gov FL Attorney General
This service is funded by a Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Drug Free Communities grant awarded to the LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County.