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Miami, Florida, is home to some 417,650 people, but 5,334,685 live in the Miami Metropolis. Just as with any other large metropolitan area, Miami has a considerable drug and alcohol abuse problem. One of the reasons for this is because Miami is such a huge transportation hub, making it very attractive for drug traffickers. The Miami-Dade local authorities have conducted a significant piece of research to determine the extent of the problem, and to help drive strategy for early intervention in substance abuse.


Statistics on Substance Abuse in Miami, FL


In terms of prescription medication, it was found that:


  • There has been an increase in the number of people dying as a result of Vicodin and Oxycontin overdoses.
  • Uniquely, Miami continues to see an increase in prescription medication abuse, and a decrease in heroin abuse. This means it seems to have so far escaped the heroin epidemic, but continues to have an opioid epidemic.
  • Miami-Dade county is in the top 25 areas with regards to the number of prescriptions of oxycodone in the country, with 393,900 units having been dispensed between January and June 2008.
  • Abuse of prescription pain medication and prescription depressants is the third most common, after cannabis and inhalants.


In terms of alcohol abuse, it was found that:


  • There are higher levels of substance abuse among the youth than in other parts of the country.
  • In the state of Florida, 180 young people died and 71,602 sustained injuries as a result of alcohol abuse in 2007, costing $3,073 billion.
  • Miami-Dade took up 15% of the cost mentioned above.
  • 53.2% of all students have used alcohol at least once, and 30% have used it in the past month.
  • Alcohol abuse in a lifetime and the past month are higher among 11 to 18 year old women than men. However, men in that age category are more likely to binge drink.


In Florida, 48,848 people were admitted to detox and rehab facilities. Of these:


  • 15,154 abused cannabis.
  • 7,945 suffered from alcoholism.
  • 7,773 abused alcohol and a secondary substance.
  • 6,015 smoked cocaine.
  • 4,885 abused opiates other than heroin.
  • 3,244 abused cocaine through other means.
  • 1,119 abused heroin.


Other statistics showed that:


  • The number of deceased people with traces of cocaine, prescription narcotics, and/or benzodiazepines in their system rose sharply.
  • The number of deceased people with traces of heroin in their system decreased significantly.
  • There has been a sharp rise in property crime and violent crime in relation to substance abuse.


Miami health officials are keen to inform people that help is available. People can seek treatment in any of the detox and rehab facilities in Miami and its surrounding areas if they currently suffer from an addiction. Furthermore, the city aims to put early intervention methods in place to prevent people from going down the path of substance abuse, and providing them with healthy alternatives instead. This is done in partnership with the justice system, the health care system, the education system, community organizations, and residents themselves.

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Drug Facts

  • Most people use drugs for the first time when they are teenagers. There were just over 2.8 million new users (initiates) of illicit drugs in 2012, or about 7,898 new users per day. Half (52 per-cent) were under 18.
  • Emergency room admissions from prescription drug abuse have risen by over 130% over the last five years.
  • Ecstasy is sometimes mixed with substances such as rat poison.
  • Over 500,000 individuals have abused Ambien.
  • In 2003 a total of 4,006 people were admitted to Alaska Drug rehabilitation or Alcohol rehabilitation programs.
  • Alcohol is a sedative.
  • Approximately 13.5 million people worldwide take opium-like substances (opioids), including 9.2 million who use heroin.
  • Studies in 2013 show that over 1.7 million Americans reported using tranquilizers like Ativan for non-medical reasons.
  • Amphetamines are generally swallowed, injected or smoked. They are also snorted.
  • 49.8% of those arrested used crack in the past.
  • Cigarettes can kill you and they are the leading preventable cause of death.
  • Steroid use can lead to clogs in the blood vessels, which can then lead to strokes and heart disease.
  • Of the 500 metric tons of methamphetamine produced, only 4 tons is legally produced for legal medical use.
  • Believe it or not, marijuana is NOT a medicine.
  • The stressful situations that trigger alcohol and drug abuse in women is often more severe than that in men.
  • Drug abuse and addiction changes your brain chemistry. The longer you use your drug of choice, the more damage is done and the harder it is to go back to 'normal' during drug rehab.
  • Over 5 million emergency room visits in 2011 were drug related.
  • A heroin overdose causes slow and shallow breathing, blue lips and fingernails, clammy skin, convulsions, coma, and can be fatal.
  • In 2010, U.S. Poison Control Centers received 304 calls regarding Bath Salts.

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