According to surveys conducted there are about 1,162 people addicted to marijuana, 509 abusing prescription drugs, 190 people addicted to cocaine, 86 hallucinogen users, 48 people who use inhalants, and 10 people addicted to heroin in Winter Park, Florida. Cocaine is the most commonly abused drug in Florida especially crack cocaine. Club drug use is also prevalent in Florida. Heroin too is easily available although it is not so popular. Methamphetamine also poses a significant threat. Studies revealed that around 5 people died every day in Florida as a consequence of prescription drug overdose. The rate of alcohol usage by the youth in Florida is reported to be higher than that of the national average. 53.2% of the students who participated in a survey in Florida in the year 2008 admitted to consuming alcohol at least once in life. The year 2008 witnessed 48,948 admissions to treatment centers for substance abuse, 7,945 admissions for just alcohol, and 5,773 for alcohol in combination with an illicit drug according to SAMHSA.
Winter Park drug problems have led to a surge in the crime rates in the city. The problem of substance abuse is not limited to just Florida. It is a cause of concern for the entire nation. Our website offers awareness regarding substance abuse and its warning signs and also tips for parents to tackle this menace. The vast resources at your disposal can help you choose the best treatment program to suit your convenience.
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