Drug Rehabs in Bradenton, FL

Bradenton is the county seat of Manatee County, Florida. The city has a population of about 50,000 people. Both Bradenton and Manatee County face enormous challenges with fatal overdoses and drug trafficking. In fact, Manatee County ranks first among all Florida counties for drug-related deaths. Luckily, there are rehab centers in Bradenton which help people recover from drug addiction everyday.

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    The Opioid Crisis in Bradenton

    The Opioid Epidemic has battered the State of Florida, especially Bradenton and Manatee County. From 2016 to 2017, the statewide number of drug overdose deaths increased by almost 6%. The majority of overdoses which occur in Florida involve at least one opioid, often fentanyl mixed with heroin. In Manatee County, from 2013 to 2017, 492 people suffered a fatal drug overdose, and the county’s rate of annual drug deaths per 100,000 residents (35.5) is almost double the same rate for Florida (18.9). Tragically, in terms of the number of lives lost, Manatee County is the Florida county which opioid abuse has most severely impacted.

    In 2018, there was a sign of hope. The combined efforts of law enforcement, hospitals, addiction treatment centers, and the local community succeeded in lowering the total number of opioid overdoses in Bradenton and Manatee County to 362 overdoses. Of these, 33 were fatal. While this number is tragically high, it is an improvement from the 1,200 overdoses (123 of which were fatal) which occurred in Manatee County in 2016.

    Rick Wells, the Sheriff of Manatee County, attributed the decline in overdoses to the fact that law enforcement arrested 43 opioid traffickers in the county last year, and that Bradenton police strive to send opioid-addicted drug offenders to treatment rather than jail, since most people in Bradenton become addicted to opioids after using legal prescription painkillers. In 2017, health care providers in Florida wrote 60.9 opioid prescriptions for every 100 residents, an opioid-prescription rate which was slightly higher than the national average of 58.7 prescriptions for every 100 Americans.

    Meth Abuse and Drug Trafficking in Bradenton

    While the opioid crisis in Bradenton begins to subside, there is a resurgence in the market for methamphetamine in Manatee County. In 2017, there were about ten meth-related deaths per 100,000 Manatee County residents, and in 2018, Manatee County police seized a total of 3,720 grams of meth. In only the first three months of 2019, the police in Manatee County have already seized another 600 grams of meth and arrested 16 members of a criminal conspiracy to distribute more than 287 grams of the drug in Bradenton and the surrounding area.

    Meth seizures have risen over the last few years, but so has cocaine. Despite our successes last year in reducing overdoses and deaths related to heroin and fentanyl, we are still seeing it on our streets as well.” 

    - Captain Todd Shear, Manatee County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division

    Last year, Gabino Peralta-Saucedo, one of the most notorious Mexican drug traffickers, pleaded guilty for smuggling at least 12,000 kilograms of cocaine into Bradenton and Manatee County. Furthermore, in 2019, the police in Bradenton arrested a man for possessing 100 grams of the drug. As drugs continue to flood into Manatee County, the human costs continue rising, with Bradenton police reporting 65 drug overdoses in their city in 2018.

    Find Help for Addiction Today

    Drug addiction is a tremendous burden, but there is hope for recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please contact a dedicated treatment professional today for more information on where to go to get help. With professional treatment, anyone can overcome addiction, and there are rehab centers in Bradenton and throughout Florida which offer treatment for addiction to a wide array of illegal substances.

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      Government Programs

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      Bay Area Narcotics Anonymous7540 40th St N
      Pinellas Park, FL 33781

      College Programs

      The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC)

      New College of Florida

      The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) endeavors to help qualified students accomplish their academic, expert, and individual objectives. The CWC’s expert clinicians can enable qualified students to address mental concerns, increase mindfulness, change in accordance with college life, adapt to individual challenges, and take in more powerful individual and relational adapting techniques.

      5800 Bay Shore Road
      Sarasota, FL 34243

      The Peterson Counseling Center (PCC)

      Ringling College of Art and Design

      The Peterson Counseling Center (PCC) offers psychological consultation to students, faculty and staff as well as parents and families who are concerned about a student. For Ringling students, PCC provides free, confidential services including brief individual and group counseling; emergency psychological services; consultation with home and community providers for students with specialized or long-term needs that require specialized off-campus treatment; and outreach and educational programming.

      2700 North Tamiami Trail
      Sarasota, Florida 34234

      Counseling Services

      Eckerd College

      We give astounding counseling, consultative, and bolster support services for Eckerd College students that advance self-awareness and guarantee that students with handicaps have rise to access to instructive and co-curricular open doors. We celebrate and assert individual differences. We grasp a meaning of decent variety that incorporates ethnic/racial character, sexual orientation, age, sex, religious convictions, financial status, gender identity, nationality, body shape/size and contrasts in physical capacity. Our sense of duty regarding serve the Eckerd Community is based on the estimation of a pluralistic and multicultural environment that insists the uniqueness and capability of people and advances social equity for all people.

      St. Petersburg
      Florida 33711

      Counseling & Psychological Services

      University of South Florida-St Petersburg

      Our university provides counseling and psychological services for all the enrolled students. Students can be assured of privacy and professional treatment within ethical guidelines. Counseliing services are provided by the Psychological trainees who are under the supervision of licensed professionals.

      140 7th Ave S
      St. Petersburg, FL 33701

      Counseling Services

      Gannon University

      We provide to all enrolled students assessment, evaluation, and short-term counselling by our professional counsellors. If the students feel that they require an extended or specialized counselling, we refer them to other mental health services in the area.

      105 Commercial Center Dr.
      Ruskin, Florida 33573

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