Drug Addiction Statistics Tag

In Florida, we know all about prescription drug abuse, and we also know that heroin is the most popular alternative. After the Florida pill mill bust in 2010, millions of prescription pain pills were seized, hundreds of doctors lost their licenses, and new regulations were put on pharmacy’s and how many pills a physician can prescribe their patients.

Within a new report released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the number of heroin overdoses in the United States between 2010 and 2013 has nearly tripled effectively causing an increase in Florida as well. However, if you look at the opposing side of how addicts treat chronic pain, the number of overdoses from prescription painkillers has decreased.

When you look at addiction throughout the state of Florida, it's clear that over the past few years illicit drug use has become an epidemic regardless of the area. However, with that being said, there are some areas where certain drug addictions have reached epidemic proportions even with drug addiction continuing to be the forefront of making the public conscious and aware of the dangers.