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Like many cities in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale is suffering from high rates of drug and alcohol abuse, despite the wide variety of nearby rehab options.

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Drug Abuse In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Broward County, home to Fort Lauderdale, Florida suffers from high rates of drug abuse, ranging from methamphetamine use to prescribed opioids for pain. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug by people younger than 18 years of age. Abuse of substances like methamphetamines have increased by 148% from previous years across the state. In particular, benzodiazepines have been increasingly abused in recent years.

Opioid Abuse And Fort Lauderdale

Soaring drug overdose rates are impacting the lives of many Fort Lauderdale residents daily. Most lives are lost to drug use is due to prescription and synthetic opioids. Illicit opioids like heroin and fentanyl in particular are widely abused, with cases of carfentanil on the rise.

Opioid abuse is common in many drug-related overdoses, often involving heroin, fentanyl or prescription opioid abuse. Non-pharmaceutical fentanyl is often found in Broward county overdoses. In addition, fake Xanax pills and heroin are found to contribute to drug-related overdoses.

Carfentanil, perhaps the most dangerous opioid, is a highly potent elephant tranquilizer that is finding its way into batches of cocaine without the user’s knowledge. As a result, people are becoming addicted at alarming rates, and putting themselves at much greater risk of death.  Almost all recent cases of opioid-related fatal and non-fatal overdose in Fort Lauderdale involve heroin or fentanyl. Fentanyl overdoses dramatically increased from 197 deaths to 1,976 deaths in a 10-year timeframe.

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Opioid Abuse Risk Factors

Opioid abuse disorders can impact any individual, but certain individuals are most likely to struggle with opioids.  According to SAMHSA, there are specific risk factors individuals experiencing an opioid use disorder face. These traits include, but are not limited to:

  • Emotional, spiritual, sexual, or mental trauma
  • Stress
  • Genetics/family history of opioid abuse
  • Living in rural or urban areas
  • Low income
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • A history of prescription opioid use
  • Having a single status
  • Being part of the LGBTQ community
  • Being 45-54 years of age
  • Being 18-25 years of age

Cocaine Abuse In Fort Lauderdale

Broward County, like Miami-Dade County struggles with cocaine abuse. Miami-Dade County became an epicenter for cocaine during the 80s, although this has slowly tapered off throughout the years. Despite this decrease, rates of cocaine abuse and cocaine-related overdoses are still high, and frequently make news headlines. Recently, the police seized 6 tons of cocaine worth $179 million in the Fort Lauderdale area. Fort Lauderdale reported of 275 cocaine-related deaths in the area in 2016 alone.

An increasing number of people are combining cocaine with other illicit chemicals, a practice known as polydrug use. This increases their risk of overdose as lethal drug combinations often affect the individual more severely. Furthermore, other cocaine users also face risk of snorting contaminated cocaine, creating higher overdose rates.

Recent cocaine-related deaths have increased from 2013 to 2018 with the rise of opioid abuse. 1,105 individuals in Broward County overdosed due to cocaine in 2001, steadily rising to 2,228 deaths in the second half of 2016. There was a 21% increase in cocaine deaths between 2015 and 2016 alone. Additionally, these numbers included adolescent overdoses, with 7 cocaine deaths for people under 18 years of age in 2016.

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Substance abuse can occur for many reasons, but it does not have to be a life sentence. Contact a treatment provider to discover all of your treatment options. People struggling with substance abuse may have underlying, unhealed trauma they may not be aware of. Facilities offering services like counseling may benefit a particular individual while another treatment like equine therapy may be more fitting for another. Don’t feel overwhelmed. Contact a treatment provider today to take the first step towards recovery.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Give Fort Lauderdale 100 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
954-828-8000
The South Florida Region of Narcotics Anonymous P.O. Box 5842
Lighthouse Point, FL 33074-5842
844-623-5674
Mid-Coast Convention of Narcotics Anonymous P.O. Box 8213
Delray Beach, FL 33484
561-393-0303
The Miami-Dade County Addiction Services Board (ASB) 111 NW 1st Street 22nd Floor
Miami, Florida 33128-2241
305-375-4742

College Programs

Student Services

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

1500 NW 49th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

STUDENT COUNSELING

Nova Southeastern University

3538 South University Drive (in University Park Plaza)Davie
FL 33328

Student Development Center-Counseling Services (SDC-CS)

Florida Memorial University

15800 N.W. 42nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Student Services and Advising

Southeastern College-Jacksonville

17395 NW 59th Ave.
Miami Lakes Area , FL 33015

FAU Counseling And Psychological Services

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Counseling and Psychological Services

Barry University

11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Lynn University

3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs

Everglades University

5002 T-Rex Ave #100
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Counseling Services

Talmudic College of Florida

4000 Alton Road Miami Beach
FL 33140

AA and NA Meetings in Fort Lauderdale

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Broward County A.A. Intergroup Oakland Commerce Center, 3317 NW 10th Terrace, Suite 404, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The French Intergroup of Florida St. John's Church Hall 1111 East Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33064 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Hispanic Intergroup of AA Sunrise, broward county, FL 33345 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Breakfast Club Boulevard Club, 1400 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 10:30 am - 5:47 pm
Our Gang Clubhouse New Harvest Church 12145 NW 27th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33167 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 5:47 pm - 3:30 pm
Soothing Sundays Little River Club 51 NE 82nd Terrace, FL 33138 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 5:47 pm - 5:47 pm
South Palm Beach County Intergroup of AA 2905 S. Federal Hwy, Suite C15, Delray Beach, FL 33483 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 am, Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hope Without Dope St Paul AME Baptist Church 1866 NW 51st Terrace, Miami, FL 33142 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 5:47 pm - 9:30 pm
Midtown Recovery Better Way of Miami 820 NW 28th Street, Miami, FL 33127 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 5:47 pm - 6:30 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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