Underage drinking, binge drinking in people of all ages and prescription opiates are of particular concern in Lee County, where Cape Coral lies. In Lee County, nearly 10% more young people on probation reported having a drug problem than those in Florida as a whole. The issue with youth drinking is highlighted by the fact 39% of young people arrested in Lee admit to having used alcohol, compared to 31% across the entire state.
Not surprisingly, the most common substance adults are addicted to when they’re admitted to an addiction treatment center is alcohol. Although not many young men develop alcoholism, starting to drink at a young age is one of the clearest risk factors for going on to develop it later. As the second most frequently seen addiction in drug rehab centers, heroin also poses a significant problem for adults in Lee County.
- 101 fatalities in the first half of 2018
- 4 districts in Florida impacted by fentanyl deaths