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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.