The state of Florida, with a population near 17,789,864, is a hotspot for both international drug trafficking and drug addiction. But the state’s 8,000+ miles of coastline also provide a relaxing, picturesque setting for many substance abuse treatment facilities. If drug abuse has become a problem for you, consider the Sunshine State as the place where you begin a new life in recovery. Call American Addiction Centers today at 877-640-1943.
Florida drug rehab saves lives.
State medical examiners documented 8,556 drug-related deaths in 2008. And the most deadly drug– Oxycodone caused 941 deaths – is actually legal Following Oxycodone, the drugs linked to the most Florida deaths were:
- Benzodiazepines, which are often used to treat anxiety/insomnia (929)
- Methadone, a drug frequently used to treat heroin addiction(693)
- Cocaine (648)
- Alcohol (489)
- Morphine (300)
- Hydrocodone (270)
The list shows just how much of a problem prescription drugs are in Florida — and across the nation. Remember, much of the substance abuse that takes place in Florida (and, unfortunately, some of the overdose deaths) involves not just Florida residents, but tourists from other parts of the country.
Whether you’re visiting Florida, or living in Florida full-time, Florida drug rehab can save your life or the life of someone you love.
Drug rehab in Florida provides a wide array of options.
Whether you’re looking for executive rehab geared to business professionals or Christian drug rehab that includes Bible study and other faith-based services, there is a Florida Drug Rehab perfect for you. In 2006, there were more than 42,000 total substance abuse treatment admissions in Florida, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
By calling American Addiction Centers at 877-640-1943, you’ll be connected to our exclusive, high-quality network of drug rehab centers that operate across the state.
No client is too young to enter a Florida drug rehab center.
Teenagers and young adults are among those hit hardest by alcoholism and drug addiction. Thankfully, there are highly experienced adolescent drug rehabs in Florida that can help your or your loved one overcome addiction, and in a teen-focused setting where clients receive support and love from their peers.
Alcohol is the most prevalent substance abused by Florida students, and underage drinking is a significant problem among young tourists who visit the state for spring breaks, sporting events and various holidays and vacations. A University of Miami study reported the high cost of underage drinking in Florida. The study estimated the total cost of underage drinking in Florida, in 2007, was a jaw-dropping $3.07 billion, or $165 per Florida resident. Alcohol-attributable violent crime (murder, rape/sexual assault, aggravated assault and robbery) accounted for nearly half of this $3 billion figure. Underage drinking in Florida also led to traffic crashes, risky sexual behavior and suicide attempts, the study found.
Hillsborough County in the Tampa Bay area had the highest cost for motor vehicle crashes, at $52.3 million. Miami-Dade County in South Florida had the highest property crime ($55.8 million), violent crime ($275.4 million), and risky sexual activity costs ($38.7 million).
Methamphetamine is also a big problem in Florida’s small towns.
Substance abuse in Florida isn’t limited to its big cities and suburbs. In rural Lake County, the small towns that surround the Ocala National Forest are “ground zero” for Central Florida’s growing meth labs, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The newspaper found the number of arrests for raided meth labs is rising dramatically in Lake County, as well as in other rural jurisdictions such as Polk and Volusia Counties.
The appeal of meth is that it’s cheap, easy to make, and dealers can manufacture the drug with legal, over-the-counter products. Meth is also highly addictive, wreaking havoc in the lives of users. Crystal meth detox can be a brutal, terrifying experience, but with the help of our high-quality Florida drug rehab centers, meth addiction can be overcome.
Delray Beach is Florida’s drug rehab capital.
Among Florida cities, Delray Beach is what many call the “sobriety capital.” The city of 64,150 boasts an impressive recovery community that includes coffeehouses like KoffeeOkee, where addicts trying to stay clean can find free coffee, counseling, and karaoke sessions. Recovering addicts also can go dancing at popular nightclubs that hold sober nights, or call in to local recovery radio shows.
Since Florida is recovery friendly, all you have to do is get there – usually through detox and treatment. Call American Addiction Centers, we will make sure you can find a Florida treatment facility that will put you on the path to recovery. Let us help you on this important, life-changing journey – call 877-640-1943.
No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can help you find the appropriate treatment option for you. We also offer many affordable self pay options for addiction treatment.