Welcome to Data Central


Current and Historical Information for Action

Data Central is the United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Substance Abuse’s resource center for news and information that lay the foundation for the community’s strategic planning process.  The trends and analysis of various substance abuse indicators help track the nature and extent of local drug problems.  These same data also provide measures of progress for the community’s and Commission’s prevention efforts.


Breaking News

Links to media articles and broadcast reports on substance abuse issues impacting Broward County and the State of Florida


Broward Briefings

Issues of the one-page electronic newsletter prepared by the Commission on Substance Abuse’s Surveillance Support Committee and its research partners at Nova Southeastern University


December 2015-Flakka's First Signs of Decline


Drug Trends and Indicator Reports

Current and past reports on local, regional, and Statewide substance abuse topics prepared by the Commission’s epidemiologists at the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities at Nova Southeastern University which serves as the South Florida Drug Observatory for the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Community Epidemiology Work Group.


Historical GIS Maps

Geographic Information System data displayed using digitized maps



Download PowerPoint presentations from community conferences, workshops, and trainings as well as manuscripts.  The special It Takes a Village section features the full program of the Conference and Webinar sponsored by the Commission and Nova Southeastern University in September 2012


Prescription Drug Toolkit

Download the Family Guide to Preventing Prescription Drug Nonmedical Misuse as a pdf file from the Commission’s 2011 Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force