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New texting program aimed at opioid epidemic

New texting program aimed at opioid epidemic


A new line of defense in the battle against opioid addiction is being waged by text message.

The Heart of Florida United Way is launching a texting program on opioid abuse in Central Florida to allow addicts, their families and providers to seek anonymous advice and resources. If the pilot program is successful, it could go national by the end of the year.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for southern Miami-Dade County until 10:15 a.m. – https://t.co/f6ODwnqCvA

Tornado Warning in Miami-Dade County expires. The threat of severe storms, floods and isolated tornadoes continues on Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto brings heavy rain, strong winds – https://t.co/lyeWZtHMxD

8:30am - The next batch of rain is just about north into Miami right now. Moderate rain with a few downpours are expected over the next hour. @nbc6

8AM UPDATE: Subtropical Storm Alberto now stronger with winds of 45mph and moving faster to the north at 15mph. @nbc6

Alberto Projected Landfall: Monday afternoon near Panama City with winds of 60mph. @nbc6

Tropical Storm Warnings (winds of 39mph+) for most of the Gulf Coast of Florida from Fort Myers to the Alabama border. @nbc6

35mph wind gust in Key West right now. Wind Advisory for The Keys continues until 11am for 30-40mph gusts. @nbc6

Dangerous boating conditions today...A Small Craft Advisory will be in effect for South Florida waters until 8am Monday. @nbc6

So much for The Sunshine State! Today will be the wettest day we have this holiday weekend - with Alberto just west. Localized flooding possible. Never drive through flooded roads!

#goodmorning #Alberto is here. Watch us on @nbc6 at 7:30am. I'll be the soaked reporter!

Sephora announced that it will begin offering makeup classes geared to transgender and gender-nonbinary individuals at its locations across the United States: https://t.co/r0wM9jMdP4

Looks like a tropical storm at Hollywood Beach even though Alberto is in the Gulf Of Mexico. We've got the latest on our stormy weekend on @nbc6 News at 7am.

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