Substance abuse, in particular when it comes to prescription drugs, is on the rise across the United States, with an estimated 15 million Americans being addicted to prescription medicine – more than the total number of heroin, cocaine, and hallucinogens users combined. Known as a spring-break destination and a state of heavy drinking, with about 58 percent of people being regular drinkers, Florida also has a serious substance abuse problem, with almost 3,000 drug-induced deaths reported in the state on an annual basis. Organizations such as Ethema Health Corporation (OTCQB: GRST) are working hard to tackle the negative effects of addiction on the local population by offering some of the most innovative and comprehensive substance abuse treatments available across the state.
According to statistics from DrugRehab.com, almost half of people addicted to heroin and opioids in Florida are aged 30 and under, while more than 3,000 of the patients admitted to rehabilitation in 2015 statewide were under 18 years of age (roughly 10.6 percent of the total number of people who sought treatment for their addiction problem). In addition, Florida prescribes up to 10 times more oxycodone than all the other states combined and has one of the highest rates of overdose deaths in...
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