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Commonly Abused Drugs in Florida

Making the decision to enter into a Florida drug rehab is definitely not an easy one, but it is nonetheless an important decision that will end up affecting the rest of your life. Especially here at Treatment Alternatives, you will only receive the best possible care for your substance abuse addiction, and will be set up with  an aftercare program that will ensure your continued sobriety throughout the rest of your life.

Perhaps part of the reason why Treatment Alternatives has such a long history of continued success when it comes to helping people get (and stay) sober is due to over three decades of providing people with care along every step of the recovery journey. Specifically, Florida provides the perfect place to focus on recovery, and to find people who need help as well. SAMHSA reported that 79,322 people were admitted to Florida drug rehab centers over the past year, with admissions into treatment centers increasing from 21% in 1992 to 46% in 2006.

Due to Florida’s location, it is no surprise that it serves as a main international drug trafficking site. In fact, Florida recently became the leading Pill Mill state in the country. Because of this, it is important to know which the most commonly abused drugs in Florida are, and what to look out for.

Some of the most commonly abused drugs in Florida include:

– Prescription drugs. Due to the “unprecedented levels of abuse” of prescription drugs, 12,756 people were admitted for opiate addiction (excluding heroin) in 2009. In fact, 777,000 citizens in Florida reported using prescription drugs for non-medical use.

– Cocaine. This is the most widely abused drug throughout the entire state, with 11,516 people admitted into Florida treatment centers in 2009 for cocaine abuse. That same year, 390,000 Floridians reported abusing cocaine. As a result, numerous people have entered into Boca Raton drug rehab for cocaine abuse.

– Heroin. While heroin does enter into Florida from international drug markets, it for the most part gets moved outside the state. However, that does not mean that many people still need to the help of Florida treatment centers for heroin addiction. In 2009 alone, 1,721 people entered into treatment for heroin addiction.

– Marijuana. This is also one of the most abused substances in Florida, with 24,812 Florida residents entering into a Florida drug rehab in order to get help for their problem.


If you or a loved one are in need of a quality Boca Raton drug rehab for prescription drug, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or any other addiction to substances, then call Treatment Alternatives today.

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