Drug Alerts
Through the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance's collaborative endeavor of The Center for the Study and Prevention of Substance at Nova Southeastern University, epidemiological reports are produced to provide vital community information about current drug trends and alerts.

These action alerts remain central the Commission's philosophy of "information into action" and serve as the data-driving force behind many of the Commission's prevention initiatives as well as other dedicated organizations in our community.

The Commission and the The Center for the Study and Prevention of Substance at Nova Southeastern University particpate in both State and National epidemilogical workgroups. Below, please find Trend Reports from Florida's Substance Abuse Epidemiology Workgroup:

Police in Florida Grapple With a Cheap and Dangerous New Drug

Source: The Partnership at Drugfree.org » Join Together Feed
Date: May 26, 2015
A hazardous new synthetic drug originating in China is being blamed for 18 recent deaths in a single South Florida county, as police grapple with an inexpensive narcotic that causes exaggerated strength and dangerous paranoid hallucinations.
Categories: Drug Alerts

Flakka Economics: “Five Dollar Insanity”

Source: The Partnership at Drugfree.org » Join Together Feed
Date: April 22, 2015
MSNBC Special Interview: An outbreak of bizarre behavior and cases of excited delirium in South Florida linked to use of the street drug Flakka have been reported recently in local, national, and global media accounts.
Categories: Drug Alerts

Drug Experts Concerned About Rise Of “Flakka” Drug In Broward

Source: CBSMiami
Date: March 5, 2015
It’s a new designer drug that is showing up across South Florida. It’s called “flakka” and drug experts say it’s extremely dangerous. Investigators with the Broward Sheriff’s Office said “flakka” is a synthetic drug similar to bath salts which can produce dangerous hallucinations and cause serious medical problems.
Categories: Drug Alerts

The Costs of Underage Drinking in Florida

Source: The Partnership at Drugfree.org » Join Together Feed
Date: July 17, 2009
Underage drinking is a persistent public health problem that generates significant costs to society from alcohol-related consequences such as criminal activity/delinquency, antisocial behavior, academic difficulties, risky sexual behavior, health problems, unintentional injuries, and traffic crashes.
Categories: Drug Alerts

Prescription Drug Abuse Trends in Florida

Source: The Partnership at Drugfree.org » Join Together Feed
Date: February 9, 2009
The illicit use of prescription pain medications is an issue that is emerging rapidly nationally and in Florida as a serious threat to health and wellbeing.
Categories: Drug Alerts

Adult and Underage Alcohol Use in Florida

Source: The Partnership at Drugfree.org » Join Together Feed
Date: February 8, 2008
Perhaps no other substance has as widespread consumption and acceptance in the United States as alcohol. It is the drug most used by adolescents today. Recent research show that those who begin drinking in their early teens are at greater risk of developing alcohol dependence at some point in their lives, more quickly and at younger ages, and of developing chronic, relapsing dependence.
Categories: Drug Alerts

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