Cape Coral, FL, is a city in Lee County that has been negatively impacted by drug and alcohol abuse, just like other cities in the state and country.
Florida ranks 22nd in treatment centers servicing/accepting active duty military per 100,000 residents. Wisconsin is just 1 spot better, ranked 21 out of the United States. Michigan is ranked one spot worse at spot 23.
When adjusted for population, Florida ranks 23rd in treatment centers servicing/accepting other treatment approaches. Iowa is ranked one spot better at spot 22. Hawaii is ranked slightly worse, ranked 24.
For persons with HIV or AIDS clients, Florida ranks 24th in population-adjusted treatment centers. Illinois is ranked one spot better at spot 23. The US National Average is ranked slightly worse, ranked 25.
Florida is 24th among U.S. states in treatment centers servicing or accepting members of military families. Illinois is ranked one spot better at spot 23. Delaware is ranked slightly worse, ranked 25.
Florida ranks 28th in treatment centers servicing/accepting veterans per 100,000 residents. One spot better is Rhode Island, ranked 27 in the U.S. Wisconsin is just 1 spot worse, ranked 29 out of the United States.
Cape Coral ranks number 13 in new HIV cases per year.
One of the more serious risks associated with certain types of substance abuse is HIV transmission.1 Sadly, Cape Coral is struggling severely with this issue, as the Cape Coral and Fort Myers area ranks 26th in the nation for cities with the highest number of newly diagnosed HIV-positive people based on population.2 The city is also 13th in the country for new annual cases of HIV.2
HIV is a transmissible virus that destroys the immune system over time, making it difficult for the body to protect itself against illness.3 Unfortunately, many people don’t realize the ways in which drug use can increase their likelihood of getting or passing HIV to another person. These ways can include:1, “Using drugs”
Many of the detrimental consequences of substance abuse can be prevented by seeking drug or alcohol treatment and maintaining sobriety.
In addition to treating addiction, rehab centers near Cape Coral and other facilities across the country often offer HIV/AIDS testing, education, prevention, and a number of other options to help those at risk and those who have already contracted the illness.4 You can find such resources around the country by checking our database today.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.