Florida Substance Abuse Statistics
The current state of Florida public wellness is teetering on the opioid crisis, as is much of the country. Within the state of Florida the use, misuse, and abuse of drugs and alcohol is rising. Current trends show that alcohol, marijuana, opiates, Xanax, valium, heroin, crack, cocaine, and crystal meth are most prevalent throughout Florida.
Primary Alcohol Treatment Admissions in Florida
According to a report by the Florida Department of Children and Families, there were over 24,000 people who sought treatment for alcohol abuse in FY 2015-2016. As you can see in the below chart, 23,900 of those individuals were ages 18+, with 41.3% of admissions being ages 35 and up.