It seems like substance use is something that touches everyone these days, unfortunately.
The results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) paint a bleak picture:
- An estimated 164.8 million people aged 12 or older in the United States (60.2%) were past-month substance users
- 1 in 5 people aged 12 or older (19.4 percent) used an illicit drug in the past year, which is a higher percentage than in 2015 and 2016
Meanwhile, also in 2018 and from the same report, an estimated 21.1 million people 12 and over needed substance use treatment according to SAMHSA. Of that number though, only 1.4% received treatment within the past year and even less, .9%, did so at a specialty facility.
Some harrowing numbers to process and those are pre-pandemic numbers. COVID-19 has only exacerbated an already out of control problem with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) noting, “provisional data show that drug overdoses have accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 93,000 drug overdose deaths were estimated to have occurred in the United States in 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period and a nearly 30% increase from 2019”.
So, how can you help yourself or a loved one, particularly in these trying times?
What Are Treatment Centers in Hollywood, FL?
Treatment centers in Hollywood, FL are a good place to start.
Florida has long been a vacation destination for many, and rightfully so, but interestingly Florida is also on the map as a destination for addiction treatment. Especially South Florida, in places like the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale area where Principles Recovery Center is located.
At our recovery center, one with over 30 years of experience treating addiction, you can lay the foundations for a brighter future no matter the scope of your substance abuse.
We offer inpatient care, outpatient rehab, dual diagnosis treatment for those suffering from co-occurring disorders as well as specialized programs for adolescents & teens, aftercare, and even dedicated treatment for those who speak Spanish as their first language.
That said, why Florida in general?
The Benefits of Going to a Treatment Center in Hollywood, FL
As mentioned a moment ago, when you think vacation, Florida is always a contender and a lot of the same reasons that make it a great vacation location also make it a prime spot for rehab.
Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits:
Weather and a Change of Setting
Simply put, sunlight and perfect temps make life brighter, warmer, and a lot easier. Recovering from addiction in a place like that, notably, if you’re coming from a cold, grey climate, is a gamechanger.
Bring together the breeze off the ocean, palm trees, nature, seagulls, gentle waves lapping on the shoreline, and again, that sunlight, and you’ve got the makings of a laid-back environment conducive to creating change.
Things to Do
If you get too relaxed though, rest assured, there are plenty of things to keep you busy outside of treatment if needed. Beaches, fishing, concerts, theme parks, whatever you want. Florida is a top vacation destination for a reason after all.
Robust Resources and Community
Because South Florida is a mecca for addiction treatment centers you have a lot of resources and addiction experts at your disposal. On top of that, a large community devoted to recovery means you can always find a support group or 12-step meeting for additional support.
To learn more about all that Florida offers, and Hollywood, FL, specifically, reach out to us Principles Recovery Center and we’d be happy to talk your ear off about how much we love it here (and how you would too!).