Prevention Resource Center

Prevention Educational Materials


Drug Trends & Indicator Reports

In order to track, identify and analyze substance use/abuse epidemiological, multi-year trend analysis is conducted to produce reports that show changing patterns in substance use/abuse. Indicator reports, produced annually, identify epidemiological patters of substance use/abuse in Broward County as well as the State of Florida. These reports compile data from multiple sources, including, but not limited to: medical examiner reports, addiction treatment admission data, law enforcement intelligence data, emergency room admission data and school survey data. The Annual Indicator Reports are reports that track drug abuse in Broward County and include data on drug-related deaths, medical emergency room visits, addiction treatment admissions, school substance abuse surveys and law enforcement intelligence. The reports, produced by United Way of Broward County's Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention since 1997, are published twice yearly (An Annual Report and an Interim-6 Month Report).




Broward Briefings

Broward Briefings is a one-page electronic newsletter published by the Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention's research center at Nova Southeastern University. Topics include emerging issues and recently released research finding on substance abuse with a focus on Broward County and the State of Florida. Subscribers and other readers are encouraged (1) to share copies of Broward Briefings electronically with others, (2) to print and post copies of newsletters and (3) to use the information in their own publications and presentations. Please cite Broward Briefings and United Way of Broward County's Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention for the Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse at Nova Southeastern University.