Riverside Recovery of Tampa was honored to host Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at our facility on Tuesday, May 15th, where she announced the state’s lawsuit against large pharmaceutical producers and distributors of prescription opioids like OxyContin, Dilaudid, and Percocet.
Announcing her lawsuit at a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center like Riverside Recovery of Tampa, should come as no surprise to anyone. As Attorney General Bondi pointed out, every day, 15 Floridians are succumbing to their deadly opioid addictions.
Her lawsuit aims to hold big pharmaceutical companies accountable for the opioid crisis that has struck our nation, but also highlights the rehab facilities, case workers, and law enforcement officials who have dedicated their careers to ensuring victims of the opioid epidemic get the help that they need.
Florida gubernatorial candidate, Adam Putnam, who spoke alongside Bondi, emphasized the importance of centers like Riverside and the professionals who bring much needed help and recovery to those suffering from addiction.
“This lawsuit will result in the resources for additional treatment, prevention, awareness, additional facilities like this, additional tools, and support for the men and women in law enforcement, so that we can break the hold that this opioid crisis has on our state and on our nation.” Adam Putnam.
On behalf of everyone at Riverside Recovery of Tampa, we’d like to thank Attorney General Pam Bondi, Commissioner Adam Putnam, Lisa Brandy, and all of the community leaders and law enforcement officers in attendance. We appreciate your continued support of recovery centers such as ours and share the same aspirations of ending the opioid epidemic and recovery for all.
If you or a loved one are suffering from opioid addiction, please reach out to an admissions specialist to explore your options for recovery at (813)575-4141.