September 22, 2016 – News Channel 8 – NBC Tampa – provided coverage of the Sarasota Police press conference and interviewed a First Step alumni. Click here to view the story.
September 22, 2016 – Fox 13 coverage of the Sarasota Police Department press conference to address heroin overdoses, featuring First Step of Sarasota.
September 22, 2016 – WWSB ABC7 coverage of Sarasota Police Department press conference to address the heroin crisis.
September 22 – The Observer – The Sarasota Police Department held a press conference on Thursday, September 22. PJ Brooks of First Step and a member of the recovery community also spoke at the event. Click here to read the story.
September 19 – News Channel 8 – Tampa – John Rogers spoke to PJ Brooks of First Step, along with other Sarasota officials on the rise of carfentanil. Click here to see the story.
August 17 – WWSB ABC7 – PJ Brooks was interviewed about the dangers of Flakka. Click here to view the interview.
August 4 – WWSB ABC7 – PJ Brooks was interviewed by report Rick Adams regarding a spike in heroin overdoses.
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August 2, Bradenton Herald – Building on the success of the North Port D-Fy program, a chapter is starting in Manatee. First Step’s Laurie File was interviewed for this piece.
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Sarasota Magazine published a story about binge drinking in Sarasota and interviewed PJ Brooks.
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May 19 – First Step has worked closely with area Drug-Free Youth Programs. Vice President for Outpatient Services was interviewed by ABC7 regarding the Sarasota D-FY program.
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