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Drug Rehab Centers in Pembroke Pines, Florida

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Pembroke Pines, Florida, is home to approximately 154,750 people. It is found in Broward County, and it is known for its beautiful palm tree lined avenues. Although a city of idyllic beauty, and certainly a good place to live, work, and raise a family, it also has numerous problems in relation to substance abuse. Uniquely, it is a city where cocaine abuse continues to be of particular concern, believed to be due to the high level of affluence in the city. In addition, it also has various other drug and alcohol problems. To address this, the city authorities are focusing on three key areas:


  1. Prevention
  2. Intervention
  3. Treatment


Statistics on Substance Abuse in Pembroke Pines, FL


Research has shown that the average age at which someone in Pembroke Pines would first start smoking was 17.4 years. Cigarettes and cigars are known to be gateway drugs for cannabis and alcohol, which in turn are gateway drugs to stronger substances.


Pembroke Pines authorities have also taken the approach of classifying addiction as a serious mental illness (SMI). Hence, they have conducted a study to determine the rates of SMI in different ethnic populations. This research showed that:


  • 2.9% of those of Asian descent had an SMI.
  • 3.5% of blacks had an SMI.
  • 4% of Hispanics had an SMI.
  • 4.2% of American Indians and Alaska Natives had an SMI.
  • 4.7% of whites had an SMI.
  • 5.6% of those of mixed ethnicity had an SMI.
  • No data is available about percentage of SMI in Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders.


Access to Treatment in Pembroke Pines, FL


Of particular concern to public health officials in Pembroke Pines is the percentage of people who feel they need treatment, but aren't receiving it. Of these, 3.7% felt they needed help with alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, 78.6% of people who do need treatment do not actively engage in seeking it, although 21.4% did attempt to find treatment but were not able to access it.


The latter is of significant concern for public health officials in Pembroke Pines, and one that they wish to address as soon as possible. They have invested heavily, therefore, in signposting people to state-sponsored and private detox and rehab treatment centers, aiming to remove any and all barriers to access. This has had limited success up to now, with many people continuing to report that they are unable to get the help that they need.


Drug Court in Pembroke Pines, FL


That being said, Pembroke Pines is part of the Broward County Misdemeanor Drug Court (MDCP) system. This docket is presided over by Judge Zeller in the 17th Judicial Court System. Through the MDCP, some of those who come into contact with law enforcement and who have a substance abuse problem are offered the opportunity to seek treatment through detox and rehab rather than face a prison sentence. If they graduate from the program successfully, their criminal conviction will be thrown out. This program has had great measures of success and has served not just as a form of intervention, but also as a form of prevention as people want to avoid having to go through its process.

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Drug Facts

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

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