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Operation PAR provides effective treatment and services to help those impacted by substance abuse and mental health.

Leading in prevention, intervention, and treatment of addiction and mental health services since 1970, we help children, adults and their families overcome their struggles with substance abuse and mental health.

Our History

Operation PAR, Inc. began after a mother discovered her teenage daughter experimenting with drugs. This mother, Shirley Coletti, sat up all night and worried with her friend and neighbor, James T. Russell, who was then Pinellas County’s State Attorney. Mrs. Coletti discovered that there was no place for parents like herself to turn for help. So, with the assistance of several parent advocates, Pinellas County Sheriff Don Genung, State Attorney Russell and former Pinellas County Commissioner Charles Rainey, Operation Parental Awareness and Responsibility was founded, an organization that would provide parents the necessary resources to battle drug addiction.

Operation PAR, Inc. has been putting Florida’s families first since incorporating as a nonprofit organization in 1970. Prior to receiving federal funding, Operation PAR provided treatment services with a volunteer staff of paraprofessionals and professionals. Today, staffed with more than 400 employees, Operation PAR provides integrated addiction and mental health services at its various sites in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota and Lee counties.

Research

Operation PAR is nationally and internationally known for it’s unique and award-winning scientific research initiatives. We are a member of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network as a participating member of the Florida Node Alliance managed by the University of Miami.

We have collaborated with:
  • Florida State University/Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Governor’s Drug Free Communities
  • Florida Office of Drug Control
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

We participate in pharmaceutical clinical trials to advance the research of substance abuse treatment and recovery.

Our evaluation team is available to collaborate with other programs in grant and program evaluation projects. With our evaluation, agencies have been funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Abandoned Infants Assistance; and SAMHSA, Center for Mental Health Services to name a few.

Training

Train Your Staff to Help Those You Serve Have the Best Chance at Recovery

Operation PAR offers training in Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) to agencies, state authorities, and individuals across the United States. Instruction can be provided at your facility or students may attend scheduled training at Operation PAR.

PAR’s trainers are certified in:
  • GAIN (Global Assessment of Individual Needs)
  • FSN (Family Support Network)
  • MET/CBT 12 (Motivational Interviewing/Motivation Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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