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Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide in the U.S and Florida

2023-02-14 Adult Services

Alcohol, drug, and suicide-related death rates are rising in the U.S. and ultimately cost 186,763 American lives in 2020.This is a 20% one-year increase in the combined death rate. In Florida, the number of deaths per 100,000 from alcohol, drugs, and suicide combined was 60.4 in 2020 – a 21% rise from 2019. Stress, anxiety, grief, and financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to these increases. Investing in evidence-based programs that promote health and prevent substance misuse and suicide is critical.

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By: Sara Toler

DISC Village, Inc. is a private, non-profit, 501c3 corporation providing child welfare, criminal justice and a full continuum of behavioral healthcare services. From prevention and intervention to residential treatment and recovery services our agency is dedicated to the needs of families and individuals adversely affected by alcohol and drugs.