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A man with a beard and wearing a purple shirt holds up a white, plastic applicator that goes into a nostril and sprays a drug that revives people who have overdosed on opioids.
Daylina Miller/WUSF Public Media

Pasco County has consistently ranked among the hardest hit areas of Florida throughout the opioid crisis.

But county substance abuse and mental health leaders continue to band together to approach the problem as a community.

Daylina Miller/WUSF News

Florida was one of several states last year to declare a state of emergency because of opioid abuse. But despite efforts by state and federal officials, some local teens don't feel like enough is being done to help students.