Perhaps even those who know little about America certainly heard of Florida. The State of Florida is located on the east coast of the United States, situation on a large peninsula. Vacations in Florida earned an immense popularity among tourists since late 70s. It seems like everything here is made to ensure that every visitor would want to come back again and again. The territories of South Florida are for the most part occupied by tropical jungle and vast marshes. South of Miami you will find the Evergleyds National Park – a habitat of various species of waterfowl, as well as manatees, alligators, cougars and other animals. Today we will carry out an analysis of the demographics in South Florida. The analysis will outline the growth, mobility, changes in composition, and increasing spatial integration. In 2010, the personal income of South Florida residents was $41,844, higher than the State of Florida by $3,634 per capita, and by $1,908 than the national average.
Poverty rate in South Florida rose from 13.8% to 16.8% between 1999 and 2010.
Source: US Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census and 2010 American Community Survey. The chart above represents the percentage of the population in the region that lives below the poverty level, with the average being at 10.4% in the 1999 and at 13.2% in 2010.
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity The greatest portion of unemployment was experienced between 2009 and 2010. However, the employment rate between 2010 and 2012 has gradually increased by 3.3%.
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity In 2011, the Census Bureau estimated a population of 6.3 million in South Florida, with Miami-Dade being the 7th largest country in the United States. In the past 10 years South Florida added 452,000 residents through natural growth. Only 32.2% of South Florida residents were born in Florida, 33.0% were born elsewhere in the United States, and 34.8% were born outside of the country and immigrated between 2000 and 2010. An astounding 87.2% of foreign residents in South Florida came from Latin America. Factors such as immigration growth, economic recovery, affordability, weather instability and sea level rise, may be the factors affecting the future growth of the region.
South Florida is an area of the country that has become well equipped to deal with the ever increasing amount of drug addiction in the United States. There are several high quality and caring detox treatment facilities that earn national critical acclaim. These centers are mainly drug and heroin rehab centers in south Florida, but there are some alcohol rehab centers in south Florida too.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones.
Cornerstone is a recovery center that focuses on drug and alcohol addiction. Despite being a reasonably new treatment center (they were formed in 2012), they have started to amass an impressive number of positive reviews.
Their staff are highly trained professionals and are very caring about their patient’s well-being. The center itself is not an incredibly inspiring building, but it is located in a stunning area. Just a few steps from the beach.
They state on their website that their whole approach to rehabilitation is based on honesty and mutual respect. It is said that their approach gives their patients a little tough love, combined with a respectful, and open attitude to recovery.
We love the location of this treatment center. Even though the building itself is a little bit uninspiring, the location makes up for it. The ability to see the ocean and walk along the beach within just a few minutes of leaving the center is great for those moments when patients need to feel the sea breeze on their skin.
South Florida Detox Center has 4 locations in the south Florida region and has been treating patients for over a decade now. They mainly specialize in opiate addictions and prescription medication addictions.
They pride themselves on helping patients and their families through every single step of the process, from consultation through to rehabilitation. Rehab can be a confusing and scary process for many people, who don’t know what to expect. By talking them through every step of the process, the anxiety is reduced massively
They put a large amount of emphasis on treating each patient as an individual. They do not use the cookie cutter approach to rehabilitation that some more impersonal south Florida rehabs adopt.
We like the very personal nature of the treatment that is received here. Sitting down and explaining to patients what to expect at every step of the process can do wonders for anxiety and nerves. We also respect the refusal to adopt the cookie cutter, one size fits all approach to rehabilitation that some other treatment centers adopt. Every patient is different, and every patient has their own issues that need to be addressed on an individual basis.
Florida House Detox center is a south Florida rehab center that helps patients overcome addictions to most narcotics and alcohol. They are a treatment center that focuses on the comfort of the patient at all times, ensuring they are subjected to the minimum amount of stress possible throughout their treatment.
The first stage of their treatment aims to get patients medically well. They search for both mental and physical illnesses that could have been caused by addiction right at the start of treatment. They believe that this can give patients a good solid bedrock to build their new clean life upon.
Once treatment is completed Florida House has a very respectable aftercare treatment plan that involves both group therapy and individual progress. This earns them a low relapse rate and ensures many of their patients stay clean once they have left the treatment facility.
We like the way that Florida House focuses on the patients physical and mental health early in the treatment process. It is a great technique that can dramatically lower relapse rates. We also respect the aftercare that they give their patients, ensuring once they have left the facility they enable their patients with the tools required to stay clean permanently.
We pride ourselves on being one of the most well-rounded and comprehensive detox centers in the entire country. We consistently review the policies and practices of other treatment centers to see what is (and isn’t) worth exploring and implementing in our own centers.
We have worked tirelessly over the years to implement all of the benefits we have mentioned in the treatment centers above into our rehabilitation program.
Like cornerstone recovery center our rehabilitation centers are located in a very close proximity to the beach. Our patients can take a stroll and feel the sand on their feet at a moments notice. However, we also have a tranquil, beautiful building that inspires our patients and gives them the willpower required to succeed.
Like South Florida Detox Center we do not take a one size fits all approach to recovery. We tailor every single treatment plan to the individual patient. Like Florida House Detox Center we sit down with a patient very early in their treatment and assess any medical issues that may be present. We then tailor a recovery program that encompasses the body and mind for each patient on an individual basis.
And finally, when our patients have finished their detox program and are free from addiction we have an exemplary aftercare program.
When patients walk out of our doors clean, they stay clean for good.
And that’s why we think you should choose us.
Dr. Vikram Tarugu, M.D, is the CEO of Detox of South Florida, Inc and medical professional focused on addiction. A veteran in the medical field with over 25 years of professional experience. He is a consultant for many South Florida Rehab centers. Patients travel from allover the US to seek his help with addiction and Hepatitis C treatment.
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