Drug Rehabs in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale, Florida has numerous substance abuse treatment options in the surrounding areas. From inpatient to outpatient rehabs, there are facilities nearby to help free you from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Fort 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.

Fortunately, there are many treatment facilities nearby that specialize in varied services including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

Opioid Abuse In Fort Lauderdale

Soaring drug overdose rates are impacting the lives of many Fort Lauderdale residents daily. Most lives lost to drug abuse is due to prescription and synthetic Opioids. Illicit opioids like Heroin and Fentanyl in particular are widely abused, with cases of Carfentanil (another synthetic Opioid, 100 times more potent than Fentanyl) on the rise.

Opioid abuse is common in many drug-related overdoses, often involving Heroin, Fentanyl or other prescription Opioids. Non-pharmaceutical Fentanyl is often found in Broward county overdoses. In addition, fake Xanax pills are found to contribute to drug-related overdoses.

Carfentanil, perhaps the most dangerous Opioid, is a highly potent substance used as an 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; the lethal dose is around 2 milligrams. 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. While not exclusionary or exhaustive, Mayo Clinic lists the following as high risk factors connected with Opioid addiction:

  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Family history of substance abuse
  • Personal history of substance abuse
  • History of criminal activity or legal problems including DUIs
  • Regular contact with high-risk people or high-risk environments
  • Problems with past employers, family members and friends (mental disorder)
  • Risk-taking or thrill-seeking behavior
  • Heavy tobacco use
  • History of severe depression or anxiety
  • Stressful circumstances
  • Prior drug or alcohol rehabilitation

Cocaine Abuse In Fort Lauderdale

Broward County, like Miami-Dade County struggles with Cocaine abuse. While usage has decreased in surrounding areas over recent years, rates of Cocaine abuse and Cocaine-related overdoses are still high, and frequently make news headlines. In June of 2021, local officials seized nearly 1,200 pounds of Cocaine from a vessel coming in to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The amount they confiscated is estimated to be worth roughly $143. Fort Lauderdale reported of 275 Cocaine-related deaths 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. Broward County saw 2,228 Cocaine-induced fatal overdoses in the second half of 2016; 15 years prior, in 2001, 1,105 individuals died of a Cocaine overdose. 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.

Ready To End the Cycle Of Abuse?

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 - 10:15 pm
Our Gang Clubhouse New Harvest Church 12145 NW 27th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33167 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 10:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Soothing Sundays Little River Club 51 NE 82nd Terrace, FL 33138 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 10:15 pm - 10:15 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: 10:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Midtown Recovery Better Way of Miami 820 NW 28th Street, Miami, FL 33127 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 10:15 pm - 6:30 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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