Like most of the Sunshine State, Tallahassee residents deal with their fair share of drug and alcohol abuse. Fortunately, there are many Tallahassee addiction treatment programs to help those in need.
While there were 1,657 drug arrests in Leon County in 2016, compared to other Florida cities, the number of substance-related deaths is low in Tallahassee.1 For example, while 548 deceased individuals were found with heroin in their systems across 25 Florida cities between January and June of 2017, none were found in Tallahassee.2 That being said, if you abuse heroin, you are not immune to the risks—with overdosing being a major one.
Overdosing from heroin is always a dangerous possibility.3 Some signs of a heroin overdose include:
- Shallow breathing.
- Slow breathing.
- Pinpoint pupils.
Some believe that a person must hit rock bottom, such as experiencing an overdose, before they can recover, but this is untrue.4 Hitting a certain low point is never a requirement to turn your life around. The truth is you can take that first step towards a sober life at any point during your addiction. Treatment can be found in a Tallahassee rehab center or in other facilities in different cities or states by searching our directory.
- University of Florida Health. Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking System (FROST).
- Medical Examiners Commission. (2018). Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners.
- Center for Substance Abuse Research. (2013). Heroin.
- Connecticut State Department of Public Health. (2018). Prescription Drug Overdose in Teens and Young Adults.