Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater, Florida is best known as the home of famous dolphin Winter, who was given a prosthetic tail after becoming entangled in a fisherman’s net. As the county seat of Pinellas County, Clearwater offers easy access to both high cultural and natural beauty. Residents struggling with addiction will also find several local rehab centers available to help and support them through the recovery process.

Substance Abuse In Clearwater & Pinellas County

Pinellas County consistently ranks in the top five counties for drug arrests in Florida. According to a recent report, 547 people were arrested for misdemeanor or felony possession per 100,000 in population. Between 2002 and 2010, alcohol was the most common substance associated with drug-related deaths. However, opioid-related deaths in Pinellas County continue to rise.

Traveling For Addiction Treatment

When seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, do not limit yourself to your local area. Often, the best program for your needs will not be the one that is closest to you. Expanding your search can have the benefit of removing you or your loved one from environmental triggers. You can also find a wider range of treatment options by looking farther from home.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, we can help. Get in touch with today for assistance exploring treatment options near you.

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County -

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