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Drug abuse patterns and trends update

Broward Quick Check

September 2012

Drug Abuse Patterns and Trends Update

James N. Hall, Epidemiologist

Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities

Nova Southeastern University


Drug abuse patterns and trends update

Numbers of Substances Identified among

Decedents in Florida: Jan-June 2011

All Rx = 6,287

Alcohol +

Illicit Drugs = 3,190

Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

Florida Medical Examiners Commission Interim Report 2011


Number of oxycodone reports detected among decedents in florida jan 2007 jun 2011

Number of Oxycodone Reports Detected among Decedents in Florida: Jan 2007 – Jun 2011

NUMBER of Oxycodone OCCURRENCES

Including

“Present” &

“Cause of Death”

2x 1,058

Source: FDLE – Drugs Identified In Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners

2007 - 2010 Reports and 2011 Interim Report


Drug abuse patterns and trends update

Number of Oxycodone Reports Detected among Decedents in South Florida: 2007-2010

NUMBER of Oxycodone

OCCURRENCES

Including

“Present” &

“Cause of Death”

SOURCE: Florida Medical Examiners Commission Report 2010


Drug abuse patterns and trends update

Source: SAMHSA - Treatment Episode Data Sets Submitted by

the Florida Dept. of Children and Families as of April 5, 2012


Drug abuse patterns and trends update

Percent of Primary Rx Opioid Addiction Treatment Admissions By Age Groups (12-30 years) in Florida: 1998 to 2011

62%

22%

Source: SAMHSA - Treatment Episode Data Sets Submitted by

the Florida Dept. of Children and Families as of April 5, 2012


Number of primary treatment admissions by drug broward and miami dade counties jan dec 2011

Number of Primary Treatment Admissions by Drug BrowardandMiami-DadeCounties:Jan –Dec 2011

Number of Primary Admissions

Source: Florida Department of Children and Families


Number of alprazolam reports detected among decedents in florida 2007 2010

Number of Alprazolam Reports Detected among Decedents in Florida: 2007 – 2010

NUMBER of Alprazolam OCCURRENCES

Including

“Present” &

“Cause of Death”

2x 950

Source: FDLE – Drugs Identified In Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners

2007 - 2010 Reports and 2011 Interim Report


Drug abuse patterns and trends update

Number of Alprazolam Reports Detected

among Decedents in South Florida: 2007- 2010

NUMBER of Alprazolam

OCCURRENCES

Including

“Present” &

“Cause of Death”

SOURCE: Florida Medical Examiners Commission Report 2010


Drug abuse patterns and trends update

Percent of High School Students Reporting Having Ever Taken a Rx Drug 1 or More Times Without a Doctor’s Prescription:2011

  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance


Drug abuse patterns and trends update

Percent of High School Students Reporting Any Past 30-Day Marijuana Use USA & Broward County: 1991-2011

USA& Broward Data1997-2011

Percent Reporting Current Use

Marijuana

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance


Percent of florida 9 th 12 th graders reporting having used synthetic marijuana

Percent of Florida 9th-12th Graders Reporting Having Used Synthetic Marijuana

Source: Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey 2011


Number of cannabinmimetics poison control exposure calls jan dec 2011 and jan june 2012

Number of CannabinmimeticsPoison Control Exposure CallsJan-Dec 2011 and Jan-June 2012

Source: Florida Poison Information Center – Miami

1-800-222-1222


Drug abuse patterns and trends update

Number of Emerging Psychoactive Substance Drug Poison Control Exposure Callsin Florida: Jan-Dec 2011 and Jan-April 2012

1,204 Exposure calls Jan 2011 to April 2012

Source:

Florida Poison Information Center – Miami 1-800-222-1222


Drug abuse patterns and trends update

  • Number of Crime Lab Cases for Synthetic Cannabinoids, Piperazines, Tryptamines, Phenethylamines, andCathinones in South Florida: Jan -Dec 2011

Source: US DEA-National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) for

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties 2011 as of May 8, 2012


Dangerous imitation emerging drugs

Dangerous, Imitation, Emerging Drugs

(DIED)

Fake Drugs; Real Poisons

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Organization of american states 15 nation caribbean den drug epidemiology network

Organization of American States15 Nation Caribbean DENDrug Epidemiology Network


National cewg drug trends update june 2012

National CEWG Drug Trends Update June 2012

  • Cocaine declines reported across all 21 sites

  • Heroin maintains presence,

    • Expands to new areas including small towns

    • Fueled by young adult Rx opioid abusers

  • Prescription opioid nonmedical use escalates

  • Emerging synthetic drug consequences most pronounced in the Central US and Florida

  • Marijuana is ubiquitous

  • Methamphetamine rising in the West again


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