Join us for our 8th Annual NOPE Candle Light Vigil

Join us for our 8th Annual NOPE Candle Light Vigil

NOPE of Hillsborough hosts its Annual Candle Light Vigil October 18, 2018 at 7 pm at Hillsborough High School. This event helps raise the awareness of addiction and honors those who have lost their lives or loved ones to overdose death with James Tully, ABC Action News Anchor, as emcee, gifted vocalists, and stories of hope. Address is 5000 North Central Avenue Tampa FL 33603. Feel free to join us as early as 6 pm to view the Memorial Wall. The program will begin promptly at 7 pm and end at approximately 8:15 pm.


our mission

To diminish the frequency and impact of overdose death through community education, family support and purposeful advocacy. To combat the illegal use of prescription drugs and narcotics, as well as other abused substances.


what we do



Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our work.

our presentations


NOPE Hillsborough delivers high impact presentations to middle and high schools.

take action


Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.

journey to healing hearts.


Hope – Support – Compassion

NOPE of Hillsborough is proud to offer a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one or friend to any drug or alcohol related incident. Members come together to share their experiences of how they cope with the grief they carry from their loss. We exist to lend support – no one should walk alone with their grief. The group is non-professional and free to participants.


Mission:  Offering support, compassion, acceptance, and friendship to those grieving the loss of a loved one due to addiction or addiction-related death by sharing our experience, strength, and hope.  Together we can heal.


Please join us on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 12 noon as we offer support to those who have lost loved ones to drug or alcohol abuse. Location is: 2815 E Henry Ave B-1, Tampa, FL 33610.


Annual Candle Light Vigil

In memory of those lost to drug and alcohol related incidents and with hope for those suffering from the disease of addiction, NOPE Hillsborough holds an Annual Candle Light Vigil during every Red Ribbon Week. As intended when NOPE National Task Force created the nationwide event in 2007, the NOPE Vigil sheds light on the consequences our nation faces with the use of illegal and illicit drugs. We strive to reduce the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction so that those suffering may openly seek help.

what you can do.

Visit the Nope Of Hillsborough calendar of events page to see what we are doing next in our efforts to diminish death by overdose within our communities.


Get Help Today

We have a variety of resources in place to help both those dealing with drug-alcohol use or addiction and those who are friends or family members in support of them.