Methadone Alert Conference
FDLE FL. Medical Examiners Commission Report on Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons (PDF):
The State of Florida’s Bureau of Vital Statistics reported 206,168 deaths in Florida during 2017. Of the 28,031 deaths investigated by Florida’s medical examiners, toxicology results determined that the drugs listed below were present at the time of death in 12,439 deaths. The medical examiners assessed whether the drug(s) identified was the cause of death or merely present at the time of death. The data were then submitted to the Medical Examiners Commission (MEC) for presentation in this report. It is important to note that each death is a single case, while each time a drug is detected represents an occurrence. The vast majority of the 12,439 deaths had more than one drug occurrence.
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment is implementing a Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment initiative, which involves the implementation of a system within the community and /or medical setting that screens for and identifies individuals with or at-risk for substance use related problems.