Alcohol and Drug Rehab Orlando Centers and Facilities

While all of Florida struggles with increasing amounts of prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths, Orlando seems to be focal point for some of the worst statistics, according to drug rehab Orlando sources.
Across Florida, prescription deaths rose 8% between 2009 and 2010. Alprazolam deaths (commonly sold as Xanax) rose even more, going up nearly 20%. But the biggest growth was in deaths from oxycodone (sold as OxyContin). Deaths from OxyContin rose 28% in that one year.
In the Orlando area, the growth was even more pronounced. In this one year, deaths rose 34% from all types of prescription drugs, but alprazolam deaths were up 60% and oxycodone deaths up a huge 76% in one year.
Just to show how widespread the problem of Orlando substance abuse is, in less than six months, a special force formed to address the problem arrested 937 people including 17 doctors. More than a quarter million pills were seized as part of the operation.
Some legislators called out for revisions in the laws that enabled “pill mills” (clinics that hand out massive quantities of prescription drugs without proper medical exams) to thrive but as of the middle of 2011, they were still waiting. In the meantime, Floridians and in particular those in the Orlando area continued to suffer from addiction to drugs such as oxycodone and alprazolam and overdose deaths, despite the efforts of Orlando drug rehab providers.
Unfortunately, it’s not just the adults who are suffering from prescription drug abuse. Between 2006 and 2009, there’s also been a 173% increase in the number of drug-addicted babies born in Florida. It used to be that the primary drug causing babies to suffer was crack cocaine. But now it’s prescription drugs.

Still, Prescription Drugs do not Constitute the Biggest Threat to the Orlando Area

While the situation is bad enough with prescription drugs, law enforcement agencies and Orlando rehab professionals state that the most serious threat to the peace of the region is crack cocaine. In part, this is due to the high levels of violent crime that accompanies crack cocaine manufacture and distribution.
Essentially, there are three types of drug trafficking organizations victimizing citizens in Central Florida. The pain clinics and online pharmacies located in Central Florida, in particular Tampa; Mexican and Hispanic drug trafficking organizations bringing in commercial-grade marijuana in large quantities as well as cocaine, some of which is converted into crack; Asian traffickers who bring MDMA (Ecstasy) and hydroponic marijuana of higher potency down from Canada. Asian traffickers are also the ones who most often establish indoor marijuana grows in the Orlando area and Central Florida. There are plenty of Caucasian traffickers getting into the marijuana grow business and other drug dealing, but these are the typical patterns.
While there are amounts of methamphetamine and heroin also brought  into the Orlando area, these are not such major problems. However, in some parts of the country, people becoming addicted to an expensive prescription drug such as OxyContin  are likely to turn to heroin abuse if supplies are hard to come by or if money gets short. Heroin is generally cheaper than OxyContin.

Bringing People Back from the Damage Done by Drug Orlando Substance Abuse Must Include Effective Orlando drug rehab

An annual survey from 2007 (the most recent year for which data is available) estimated that 1.2 million people in Florida suffered from an addiction problem that should be treated in Orlando drug rehab centers and Orlando alcohol rehab centers. But the biggest drug sending people to Orlando rehab facilities in 2009 was not alcohol, not crack cocaine and not prescription drugs. It was  marijuana, with 24,812 people entering drug treatment programs across the state. This is far more than alcohol and is also more than alcohol combined with other drugs (14,000 and 8,400 respectively). It’s a sad fact that more than half of those entering Orlando rehab centers for treatment for marijuana addiction were under 18 years of age.
The category of those entering rehab Orlando treatment for “other opiates” – Vicodin, OxyContin, Lortab, Lorcet, methadone and other drugs, was next in line with 12,756 people entering treatment in 2009 – seven times the number being treated for heroin addiction. And crack cocaine treatment was twice that of powder cocaine.
It’s all too common for addicts to finish drug or alcohol rehab Orlando treatment and then return to drug use once they get home. When families have been through this discouraging pattern over and over, many of them make the wise move to Narconon Arrowhead. People come to Narconon


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