Intervention, Prevention and Awareness


Prescription Drug Addiction

Posted by houseofgodspower on April 26, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Florida is leading the state in prescription drug addiction and the epidemic behind the pain management clinics, or “pill mills.” Unprecedented increases in levels of abuse pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Florida citizens. The Florida Medical Examiners report that five people die in Florida daily as a direct result of prescription drug overdoses.



The State of Florida is a primary area for international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, as well as a principal thoroughfare for Cocaine and Heroin transiting to the northeastern United States and Canada. Florida’s over 8,000 miles of coastline provides virtually unlimited access and opportunities for drug trafficking organizations to use maritime conveyances to smuggle drugs.


Prescription drugs: Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone (e.g. Vicodin®) and Oxycodone (OxyContin) products are a problem. Benzodiapezines (such as Xanax) and methadone are also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted abused pain medication in Florida. Primary methods of diversion include the Internet, illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping,” forged prescriptions and employee theft. Florida has emerged as a center for Internet holding companies which organize (and sometimes control) websites, physicians, pharmacies, and even pharmaceutical wholesalers. This is ample reason for Florida drug rehab, and Florida drug detox attention state wide immediately

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