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County Announces Major Initiative to Combat Synthetic Drugs
Broward County, along with partners from law enforcement, the medical community, public schools, faith-based community, and the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse announced a collaborative initiative to take aim at the growing dangers of Flakka, a synthetic, highly addictive drug that is wreaking havoc throughout Broward County. In response to the growing epidemic of Flakka usage, the partners have launched a public education and prevention campaign to inform and protect the public from the growing threat. Key to its message is that Flakka kills. The drug can be recognized by presenting symptoms that include excited delirium, agitation and paranoia. More...

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BARC Earns Highest Accreditation from Joint Commission
Broward County Addiction Recovery Center (BARC), administered through the Human Services Department, has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by complying with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The accreditation award recognizes BARC's dedication to continuous compliance with these standards. More...

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Prescription Medication – the New Drug of Choice
Florida has become the prescription pain medication capital of the nation, with startling increases in the use of pain medication resulting in nearly 4,000 opiate-related deaths from 2000-2010. Heroin/oxycodone abuse and addiction admissions at Broward Addiction Recovery Center are up as well. More...
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