Map of Collier County, Florida

Collier County, Florida

Population: 378,488

Collier County has the largest land area of any county in Florida and receives nearly 2 million visitors every year, which adds to its nearly 400,000 year-round population. In 2018, Collier County documented 173 overdoses, 31 of which were fatal. The county has been working with HIDTA to track overdoses to get an accurate picture of the drug problem. Armed with this information, the county intends to implement a MAT program with a focus on incarcerated individuals who are more likely to overdose on release because of a diminished threshold for such drugs following their incarceration. The Collier County Sheriff's Office anticipates an increase in the number of individuals receiving MAT prior to their release from jail. The jail will be working with the David Lawrence Center to provide MAT to incarcerated individuals and anticipates that at least 25 percent of the incarcerated population suffering with substance use disorders will take advantage of the program.