There were 4,329 drug-related deaths in Florida from January to June 2011.
The highest occurring deaths directly caused by drug and alcohol:
* Benzodiazepines: 545
* Oxycodone: 607
* Methadone: 341
* Cocaine: 294
* Ethyl Alcohol: 269
There were 2,112 deaths directly caused by prescription drug overdoses
3.4 of every 1,000 infants born in a hospital in 2009 suffered from neonatal abstinence syndrome, caused by a withdrawal from drugs after birth.
Source: Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association and the 2011 Medical Examiners Commission Interim Drug Report
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