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Drug Rehab Florida

According to the latest government statistics, drug addiction is increasingly becoming more of an issue in the state of Florida; thus increasing the need for quality drug rehab facilities. A quality Florida drug rehab can help anyone to overcome a drug addiction. One of the reasons that Florida has such a tremendous drug and alcohol addiction problem is because the state is a national transportation hub and a distribution center for illicit drugs. Florida's transportation infrastructure and the states proximity to source countries, make it ideally suited for transporting illicit drugs.

Choosing a drug rehab program for your drug addiction can be a difficult process, with so many available options that exist in Florida. There are inpatient, outpatient, short term and long term drug rehabs in Florida for the treatment of drug or alcohol addiction. In an outpatient Florida drug rehab, the individual that is being treated for a drug addiction usually visits the treatment center at various intervals for a specific number of hours. Many addicts choose this type of local Florida drug treatment in order to remain close to home, but often times this is a recipe for disaster. Very few addicts can benefit long term from such a limited amount of drug rehabilitation. In a residential drug rehab facility, the individual usually lives full time at the treatment facility. The person can receive an intense level of rehabilitation and support that is available around the clock. The National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) has concluded that long term residential treatment of at least 90 days or more has proven to be the most effective type of drug rehab for success in treating drug addiction. Knowing which type of drug rehab to choose is easier when the individual that is seeking drug rehabilitation has a sufficient amount of support and guidance from a treatment professional.

The negative effects of drug addiction can be devastating for anyone that is connected to the person with a substance abuse problem. Drug addiction can cause of myriad of problems in relationships and on the job, and can have a negative impact on the addict's health. If an individual does not seek drug rehabilitation, many times they will lose everything, including their lives, as in the case of a deadly overdose. The only way that an individual with a drug addiction can avoid these catastrophic losses, is to commit to attending a drug rehab center for the best chance at success in overcoming their substance abuse problem. In order for the drug rehab counselor to effectively design an individualized program to best suit the individual, the person must answer questions concerning their drug addiction during the initial assessment which generally takes place during the first call to the treatment center. It is important to have a sense of urgency regarding drug rehab; it is all too common for an addict to minimize their drug problem if they are given too much time to contemplate their decision. In terms of drug addiction, procrastination can have devastating consequences.


  • Cocaine is the primary drug threat in the state of Florida. Cocaine is available throughout the state from gram to kilogram by drug trafficking organizations in some of the major cities throughout the state, including, but not limited to Orlando, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, and West Palm Beach.
  • The Florida Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 2,590 arrests that were related to drugs in 2007.
  • The total number of drug arrests for individuals over the age of 18 in Florida during 2006 was 153,667, and during 2007, the total number of adult drug arrest was 155,246.
  • The majority of heroin that is transported to the state of Florida is destined for markets outside of the state that are located along the east coast.
  • The levels of diverted pharmaceuticals in the state of Florida are reported to pose a serious threat to the health and safety of the citizens of the state.
  • The Florida Medical Examiner's office has reported that at least 5 people die in Florida every single day as result of a prescription drug overdose. Investigations have indicated that the diversion of hydrocodone products such as Vicodin, and other opiates continue to be a major problem.
  • According to the latest data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 1.2 million Florida citizens reported using an illicit drug in the last 30 days.
  • 2005-2006 NSDUH studies have indicated that over 430,000 citizens in Florida have reported an addiction to some form of an illicit drug within the past year.
  • Over 6% of Florida high school students have reported using cocaine at least one time.
  • According to the most recent data recorded by NSDUH, more than 10% of Florida citizens between the ages of 12-17 have reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • The state of Florida leads the nation in MDMA (ecstasy) seizures and the southern part of the state has been identified as a primary gateway for ecstasy smuggling.
  • Cocaine is readily available in Florida, especially in the largest cities and is the use of crack is linked to an extensive amount of criminal activity in the state and has placed economic burdens on the state.
  • Domestic indoor cultivation of marijuana is a significant industry throughout the state of Florida.
  • OxyContin was the pharmaceutical drug that was most abused prescription drug in the state of Florida.

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Florida Drug Information and Drug Trafficking

Due to Florida's unique location, it is a prime area for international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. Florida is a principal thoroughfare for cocaine and heroin transiting to the northeastern United States and Canada. The over 8,000 miles of Florida coastline and the short distance of 45 miles between The Bahamas and Florida provide virtually unlimited opportunities for drug trafficking organizations to use maritime conveyances to smuggle drugs.

Miami International Airport (MIA), which is a gateway for heroin and MDMA trafficking in Florida, continues to be the number one airport in the U.S. for international freight and number three in the world for total freight. South Florida, specifically Miami-Dade and Broward counties, are still favorite areas of drug traffickers for the smuggling of large quantities of cocaine, heroin and marijuana into the continental United States (CONUS) from South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Drug trafficking and smuggling into Florida occurs via various types of maritime conveyances and cargo freighters, as well as via private and commercial aircraft. Additionally, there is a continued shift to ground transportation (e.g. bus, rail and vehicle) as a means of transporting narcotics throughout the state and to northern destinations.

Miami is the primary domestic command and control center for Colombian narcotics traffickers. Colombian traffickers represent the greatest international threat to the Miami Field Division (MFD). MFD enforcement groups continue to target the transportation infrastructure of Colombian traffickers in the Eastern Pacific, the Caribbean and within Florida.

Florida leads the nation in MDMA seizures. South Florida has been identified as a primary gateway for MDMA smuggling into the CONUS. MIA is a major entry point for South American heroin into the United States. Presently the overwhelming majority of South American heroin enters the CONUS via MIA. Methamphetamine remains a large problem in the MFD and is the primary drug of concern in Central Florida.

Cocaine is readily available in multi-kilogram amounts throughout Florida and remains the primary drug of choice. South American trafficking organizations dominate the importation and distribution of cocaine in Florida. Smuggling via the use of go-fast vessels and pleasure craft, primarily from The Bahamas, and commercial cargo remains the biggest trafficking threat in the MFD.

The Caribbean serves as a major transit zone for cocaine from Central and South America into Florida. Mexican nationals continue to be the primary cocaine distribution groups throughout the Florida panhandle. These groups transport their cocaine in passenger vehicles from the U.S. southwest border areas. Miami is the primary source for the cocaine found in the Jacksonville area. Couriers transport the drug via Interstate 95 from south Florida. The vast majority of the cocaine available in Fort Myers and Naples comes from Miami via couriers in private automobiles utilizing Interstate 75. Interdiction arrests and seizures indicate that traffickers from Sarasota to Tampa are also utilizing Interstate 75 from Miami.

Florida has a crack cocaine problem as it remains the drug of choice for many of the states occupants. Cocaine HCl powder from sources in Miami continues to be converted into crack in other areas of the state. Local conversion of cocaine powder into crack makes it highly available in southwest and northern Florida. Crack cocaine remains a problem statewide in lower socioeconomic areas. Crack cocaine is the most serious drug problem in the Orlando area and abuse remains high. Most of the cocaine HCl brought into the Orlando area is converted into crack.

After being converted to crack, the cocaine is sold locally in the Orlando metropolitan area and transported northward to Georgia, Alabama, the Carolinas and the Atlantic coast areas of the U.S. Cocaine, both crack and HCl, are readily available throughout the Jacksonville area, however crack cocaine poses the most serious threat to the region. The distribution and usage of crack is linked to an extensive amount of criminal activity and has placed economic burdens on the community. Cocaine is regularly transported to Jacksonville in private and commercial vehicles along Interstate 95 from southern Florida. The cocaine is either converted into crack and distributed, or is broken down, adulterated and sold to drug distribution organizations based in northeast Florida, southern Georgia, Alabama, and the Carolinas.

Florida leads the nation in MDMA seizures and international traffickers continue to use south Florida as a base of operations for the importation and distribution of MDMA. Almost half of the seizures in Florida occur at MIA. Couriers on international flights originating from non-source countries (i.e. the Netherlands and Germany) attempt to smuggle MDMA through MIA. Non-source countries include the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the Dominican Republic.

The primary source location for MDMA (ecstasy) drug trafficking in Florida is Miami. MDMA continues to be widely available and used in the club scene in south Florida (Miami to Fort Lauderdale). Large-scale MDMA groups operate in the Tampa Bay area. MDMA, in multi-thousand dosage units, is shipped into Tampa/St. Petersburg from Germany and The Netherlands. Additionally, the international airports of Tampa and Orlando, plus the two major highway arteries to the Miami area make the acquisition of MDMA an easy task.

MDMA arrives in the Fort Myers area from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. MDMA is popular among the club goers in Fort Myers. Central Florida's "rave scene," nightclubs and tourist atmosphere provide a constant market for MDMA and MDMA continues to grow in popularity with high school and college age individuals.

Bulk quantities of MDMA in the Orlando area are shipped, mailed, or smuggled via courier from Western Europe, usually Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom. A majority of the MDMA found in Jacksonville is brought into the area from Orlando, South Florida or directly from Europe.

MDMA is extremely popular in Jacksonville, especially among teenagers and young adults and most distributors tend to be college students. Sources of supply originate in The Netherlands and shipments are received via mail. Some MDMA is brought into the area from sources in South and Central Florida and is delivered in personal vehicles. Additionally, "spring break" activities in the panhandle are a prime time for MDMA sales and usage and reports indicate that users are becoming younger.

In Florida heroin remains readily available, with the highest concentrations in the southern and central parts of the state. MIA is a major gateway for South American heroin distribution throughout the northeast United States. The primary method in which South American heroin is smuggled into Florida is through the use of couriers on commercial flights. The couriers ingest the heroin in quantities up to 1 kilogram. South American heroin is prevalent in the Tampa Bay area. Sources of supply are predominantly from Miami and Orlando. The vast majority of heroin in the Fort Myers area is supplied from Miami and transported overland in multi-ounce quantities by couriers. Most of the heroin activity in Fort Myers/Naples is at the street-level.

Heroin is a serious drug problem in the Orlando metropolitan area. The majority of the heroin in Central Florida is South American in origin, and Puerto Rico is one of the transshipment points between South America and Orlando. Heroin drug trafficking within the Jacksonville area is almost exclusively Colombian in origin. Heroin is transported from the Miami area via private and commercial vehicles to Jacksonville for further distribution.

The Tampa Bay area is the focal point of all methamphetamine distribution and abuse within Florida. Meth is transported into Florida, in multi-pound increments, by Mexican/California drug trafficking organizations based in California and Texas. Mexican traffickers have become entrenched in Central Florida. The Mexican organizations make use of this migrant pipeline to move methamphetamine.

Aside from the Mexican organizations, clandestine methamphetamine lab seizures have taken an explosive upturn in Florida. These clandestine labs tend to be small "mom and pop" operations, but taken as a whole they represent a growing danger.

The trafficking of methamphetamine has increased considerably in the Jacksonville area. As in other areas of the state, labs were small but highly toxic. Many were found in hotel rooms and trucks. Investigations conducted in Pensacola indicate that out-of state methamphetamine manufacturers seek precursor chemicals in northwest Florida. Methamphetamine produced in super labs from Texas and California transits the area along the Interstate 10 corridor.

The abuse of crystal methamphetamine is also a problem. The Southeast Regional Lab (SERL) reports that crystal methamphetamine averages above 80% in purity and is showing up in south Florida clubs, where users are known to mix usage with MDMA. There has also been a significant increase in crystal methamphetamine use within the homosexual community in south Florida, specifically Fort Lauderdale.

MDMA is the most readily available dangerous drug throughout Florida. LSD remains available, however seizures are rare. GHB is also readily available in Florida, especially in and around colleges and universities. Ecstasy is found at rave parties in all parts of Florida and is frequently used in conjunction with other illegal and/or prescription drugs. GHB is commonly abused in Florida, as well as two precursors - GBL and Butanediol (BD).

Marijuana, both domestically grown and imported, is readily available throughout the Florida. Domestic indoor cultivation is a significant industry throughout Florida. The availability of plant hot houses and large commercial nurseries allow traffickers ready access to the necessary equipment for indoor grow operations, particularly in southwest Florida.

The Fort Myers Regional Office reports that growers are aware of federal threshold limits and are growing less than 100 plants per grow to reduce the risk of federal penalties. Marijuana is imported into the Jacksonville area from the U.S. southwest border, Canada and Jamaica, by every available transportation method. The panhandle region continues to be a transit area for marijuana from Mexico. Seizures continue along Interstate 10 from trucks, rental vehicles and trailers traveling east into Florida.

Mexican commercial grade marijuana continues to be brought into the Orlando, Florida area from the southwest border. It is concealed in hidden compartments in passenger cars and large commercial vehicles, in luggage on commercial air flights and within freight shipments.

Pharmaceutical drugs remain widely available throughout Florida, especially OxyContin and Xanax. Preliminary reports from the Florida medical examiners showed that during the first six months of 2003 there were 292 oxycodone-related deaths in the state. This contrasts with a total of 589 oxycodone-related deaths for all of 2002. OxyContin was the most commonly abused pharmaceutical drug in Florida, but restrictions placed upon OxyContin availability are believed to be responsible for the increase in methadone abuse.

Diversion within Florida occurs through indiscriminate prescribing, prescription forgery and theft. Additional methods, which have been especially prevalent in OxyContin incidents, include doctor hopping, pharmacy robberies and prescription fraud (where extra copies of a prescription are made and taken to different pharmacies). Diversion via the internet continues to emerge as a primary method of trafficking and is the basis of several investigations. Internet diversion occurs through fraudulent prescriptions.

40 East Adam Street
Jacksonville, FL. 32202
29910 State Road 56
Wesley Chapel, FL. 33543
100 NE 38th Street
Miami, FL. 33137
1349 International Parkway South
Lake Mary, FL. 32746
1700 Education Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL. 33950
6150 150th Avenue North
Clearwater, FL. 33760
8800 Sunset Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 33410
21300 Ruth and Baron Coleman Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL. 33428
4635 Gulfstarr Drive
Destin, FL. 32541
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL. 32803
850310 U.S. Highway 17
Yulee, FL. 32097
1400 North P Street
Pensacola, FL. 32505
1100 South Federal Highway
Stuart, FL. 34994
12794 West Forest Hills Boulevard
Wellington, FL. 33414
201 Simone Way
St. Augustine, FL. 32086
3577 SW Corporate Parkway
Palm City, FL. 34990
279 NW Hillsboro Street
Lake City, FL. 32025
4101 NW 89th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL. 32606
4545 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33308
4865 40th Way South
Lake Worth, FL. 33461
471 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL. 32301
7207 and 7225 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL. 33604
5664 SW 60th Avenue
Ocala, FL. 34474
1940 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL. 32405
425 North 1st Street
Immokalee, FL. 34142
15325 NW 60th Avenue
Hialeah, FL. 33014
260 Lookout Place
Maitland, FL. 32751
450 Northlake Boulevard
North Palm Beach, FL. 33408
2301 West Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL. 33073
1408 North Killian Drive
West Palm Beach, FL. 33403
1301 West Eau Gallie Boulevard
Melbourne, FL. 32935
1870 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL. 33907
100 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL. 33825
1300 NW 17th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL. 33445
2310 SE 2nd Street
Boynton Beach, FL. 33435
379 6th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL. 34205
925 South Semoran Boulevard
Winter Park, FL. 32792
8362 Vella Terra Court
Davenport, FL. 33896
237 Fernwood Boulevard
Casselberry, FL. 32730
6014 U.S. Highway19 North
New Port Richey, FL. 34652
320 Kay Larkin Drive
Palatka, FL. 32177
633 Umatilla Boulevard
Umatilla, FL. 32784
1022 Nebraska Avenue
Palm Harbor, FL. 34683
1255 Golfview Avenue
Bartow, FL. 33830
1240 Mason Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL. 32117
1245 Kass Circle
Spring Hill, FL. 34606
504 South Federal Highway
Deerfield Beach, FL. 33441
759 Carroll Avenue SW
Winter Haven, FL. 33880
4300 Duhme Road
St. Petersburg, FL. 33708
2068 Healthcare Avenue
Navarre, FL. 32566
410 South 11th Street
Lake Wales, FL. 33853
1205 Fourth Street
Key West, FL. 33040
323 Interstate Boulevard
Sarasota, FL. 34240
111 West Magnolia Avenue
Longwood, FL. 32750
203 East 3rd Street
Sanford, FL. 32771
1301 Seminole Boulevard
Largo, FL. 33770
4721 East Moody Boulevard
Bunnell, FL. 32110
121 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Deland, FL. 32720
21808 State Highway 54
Lutz, FL. 33549
4590 Selvitz Road
Fort Pierce, FL. 34981
7487 South State Road 121
Macclenny, FL. 32063
20201 NW 37th Avenue
Opa Locka, FL. 33054
700 Sea Gate Avenue
Neptune Beach, FL. 32266
2540 Michigan Avenue
Kissimmee, FL. 34744
1475 NE Jensen Beach Boulevard
Jensen Beach, FL. 34957
800 East Cypress Drive
Hollywood, FL. 33025
4400 Highway 19
Mount Dora, FL. 32757
18395 Gulf Boulevard
Indian Rocks Beach, FL. 33785
1717 20th Street
Vero Beach, FL. 32960
7300 Grove Road
Brooksville, FL. 34613
2127 Pat Thomas Parkway
Quincy, FL. 32351
6021 Industrial Bouleard
Century, FL. 32535
801 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL. 32714
225 NE 8th Street
Homestead, FL. 33030
1116 Main Street
Titusville, FL. 32796
10 West Main Street
Lake Butler, FL. 32054
1037 Pathfinder Way
Rockledge, FL. 32955
1354 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL. 33139
10641 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL. 34109
10000 Bay Pines Boulevard
Bay Pines, FL. 33744
1463 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL. 33511
7 North Cocoa Boulevard
Cocoa, FL. 32922
390 16th Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, FL. 32250
3292 County Road 220
Middleburg, FL. 32068
3115 Innovation Drive
St. Cloud, FL. 34769
408 West Renfro Street
Plant City, FL. 33563
3506 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL. 33805
201 East Magnolia Avenue
Eustis, FL. 32726
1062 Lake Sebring Drive
Sebring, FL. 33870
1001 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL. 33458
8800 49th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL. 33782
100 Veterans Way
Eglin AFB, FL. 32542
3238 South Lecanto Highway
Lecanto, FL. 34461
51 Childrens Way
Deltona, FL. 32725
2944 Pennsylvania Avenue
Marianna, FL. 32448
4670 Lipscomb Street
Palm Bay, FL. 32905
166 Center Road
Venice, FL. 34285
225 Sumatra Road
Madison, FL. 32340
6971 Heritage Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL. 34952
37816 State Road 54 West
Zephyrhills, FL. 33542
1127 Sterling Road
Inverness, FL. 34450
2001 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL. 32073
3686 U.S. Highway 331 South
Defuniak Springs, FL. 32435
601 Main Street
Dunedin, FL. 34698
2486 Cecil Webb Place
Live Oak, FL. 32064
20201 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL. 33056
14835 SE 85th Street
Ocklawaha, FL. 32179
41 NE 238th Street
Cross City, FL. 32628
215 North Washington Street
Perry, FL. 32347
6929 Outreach Way
North Port, FL. 34287
7027 East Stage Coach Trail
Floral City, FL. 34436
299 West Railroad Avenue
Crestview, FL. 32536
1000 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL. 32547
408 Northwest 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL. 34972
1210 U.S. 27 North
Lake Placid, FL. 33852
192 Coach Wagoner Boulevard
Apalachicola, FL. 32320
6024 Spikes Way
Milton, FL. 32583
1127 South Patrick Drive
Satellite Beach, FL. 32937
3398 North Oceanshore Boulevard
Flagler Beach, FL. 32136
3295 Crawfordville Highway
Crawfordville, FL. 32327
350 Pensacola Beach Road
Gulf Breeze, FL. 32561
9220 102nd Avenue North
Seminole, FL. 33777
371015 Eastwood Road
Hilliard, FL. 32046
1105 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL. 33990
356 Englenook Drive
Debary, FL. 32713
3596 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL. 33952
808 NW Avenue D
Belle Glade, FL. 33430
805 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL. 34711
2425 South Volusia Avenue
Orange City, FL. 32763
22219 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL. 32413
322 North Barrow Avenue
Tavares, FL. 32778