Miami-Dade County and its cities, like Doral, FL, are in the middle of a severe substance abuse crisis, much like the rest of the country. Opioid abuse is a particular problem, with the county seeing an increase in the number of fentanyl-and-heroin-caused deaths between 2014 and 2016.2
These increases in heroin use, fentanyl use, and the death tolls for both drugs are at least partially caused by the higher availability and inexpensiveness of these drugs compared to prescription opioids.3 In fact, people who sought treatment for opioid abuse were asked why they switched to heroin if they did so, and one of the main reasons was that heroin was more accessible.3 Addiction is not something that can be controlled by sheer willpower.4 People who develop compulsive patterns of substance use often require comprehensive addiction treatment services that can help to rectify negative behaviors and replace them with healthy coping skills.
No matter what type of opioid drug a person is abusing, tolerance, dependence, overdose, and addiction are all possible outcomes.5 One of the best things you can do to put an end to this cycle is to seek help. Search our directory today to find treatment options in Doral and in other Florida cities.
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.