Addiction Treatment and Resources Near Jacksonville, Florida

Residents of Jacksonville and Duval County experienced a five-year high in drug related deaths during 2020, with deaths rising from 440 in 2019 to 556 in just 12 months.1 Clinicians and medical professionals at addiction treatment centers in and near Jacksonville, Florida are making every effort to combat this crisis head-on.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Near Jacksonville, Florida

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Near Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is one of the biggest cities in Florida, located in the northeastern part of the state along the Atlantic Ocean in Duval County. It is a sprawling urban area with 27 rehab facilities within 25 miles of the city.2 For those struggling with substance abuse and addiction, there is help available.
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Addiction and Drug Use in Jacksonville

Addiction and Drug Use in Jacksonville

The North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Drug Market Analysis indicates that cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription drug abuse are issues in the area, and Jacksonville is the primary drug market in the region.3

A 2019 survey found that 16% of middle schoolers (ages 11-14) in Duval County reported having had their first drink before age 11. Some 15% had used marijuana, and 12% had used prescription pain medication without a doctor’s prescription.4

Among Duval County high school students (ages 15-19), 11% reported binge drinking, 24% used marijuana, 22% had used prescription medications without a prescription, and between 7-11% had at some point used cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, or methamphetamine.5

The Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners: 2019 Annual Report states that the top four drugs that caused the most deaths were fentanyl (3,244), cocaine (1843), benzodiazepines (1,074), and alcohol (989).6 Additionally, total drug-related deaths increased by 4% from 2018.7

Drugs, alcohol, and crime often go hand-n-hand. In 2018, there were 4,278 juvenile males, 1,126 juvenile females, 98,203 adult males, and 30,789 adult females arrested in Florida for drug and narcotic offenses.8

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