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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:
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:
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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