Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Boca Raton, Florida

As the southernmost city in Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, Florida is known for its bright, sunny weather and oceanfront location. Although it’s one of the wealthiest communities in the region, many people still struggle with addiction. For residents with substance abuse problems, there are treatment options in Boca Raton and the surrounding communities.

Substance Abuse In Boca Raton & Palm Beach County

In Palm Beach County and Boca Raton, drug and alcohol addiction continues to be a problem. While some headway in treatment has allowed numbers to drop, many people in the area are still affected. Some numbers that show the need include:

  • In the first half of 2016, fentanyl was present in 187 of the deaths in Palm Beach County, a 419 percent increase over the first half of the previous year.
  • In the first half of 2016, the county had more heroin deaths than any other county in Florida.
  • In 2016, Palm Beach County had 1,800 admissions for non-heroin opiate addiction.

Traveling For Addiction Treatment

Accessing addiction treatment is convenient in Boca Raton, but finding the right program may require traveling outside of the community. Leaving home can help people focus on treatment by removing the distractions and temptations of home. Traveling for treatment creates endless opportunities for tracking down the right program for the person with addiction.

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