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Be informed on current and past drug trends both regional and in Broward County. Access the tools needed to track the nature and extent of local drug problems and to better plan prevention efforts.

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broward briefings

Broward Briefings is a one-page electronic newsletter published by the Commission on Substance Abuse’s research center at Nova Southeastern University. Topics include emerging issues and recently released research findings on substance abuse with a focus on Broward County and the State of Florida. Subscribers and other readers are encouraged (1) to share copies of Broward Briefings electronically with others, (2) to print and post copies of the newsletters, and (3) to use the information in their own publications and presentations. Please cite Broward Briefings and the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse at Nova Southern University.

drug trends & indicator Reports

In order to track, identify, and analyze substance use/abuse epidemiological, multi-year trend analysis is conducted to produce reports that show changing patterns in substance use/abuse. Indicator reports, produced annually, identify epidemiological patterns of substance use/abuse in Broward County as well as the State of Florida. These reports compile data from multiple sources, including, but not limited to; Medical examiner reports, addiction treatment admission data, law enforcement intelligence data, emergency room admission data, and school survey data. The Annual Indicator Reports are reports that track drug abuse in Broward County and include data on drug-related deaths, medical emergency room visits, addiction treatment admissions, school substance abuse surveys and law enforcement intelligence. The reports, produced by the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse since 1997, are published twice yearly (An Annual Report and an Interim-6 Month Report).



Closely related to the Broward Briefings, Regional Briefings are epidemiological reports produced for the South Florida Region; reflecting South Florida's substance use/abuse data across the tri-county area.

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