However, it is also becoming increasingly known as one of the epicentres for the opioid crisis,
with opioid-related death rates far exceeding national averages.
Discover all of the benefits of being part of a global community of addictions nurses. We also offer discounts on membership dues for those in lower-income countries.
Join IntNSA USA Florida chapter
With a variety of educational and networking opportunities, access to our Journal on Addictions Nursing and discounts on our annual conference, there has never been a better time to join IntNSA.
Welcome to the Florida Chapter of the International Nurses Society on Addictions! We are a new and growing chapter of IntNSA; established in 2018. The chapter was formed in response to the need for a state-wide nurse’s society focused on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling.
The state of Florida is world renowned for the beauty of its diverse landscapes and diverse peoples. However, it is also becoming increasingly known as one of the epicentres for the opioid crisis, with opioid-related death rates far exceeding national averages. In addition to the opioid crisis, the use, misuse, and abuse of many other drugs and alcohol is on the rise within the state of Florida. Currently, tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, opiates, Xanax, Valium, heroin, crack, cocaine, and crystal meth are the most prevalent substance of abuse throughout the state.
The mission of the Florida Chapter is to advance excellence in addictions nursing practice through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development. It serves as a forum for nurses who are interested in the prevention, intervention and treatment of addiction so that they may enhance their knowledge, advance their skills, continue their education and be a resource to nurses in all areas of practice.