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2Impact of Substance Abuse in The CommunityRecent research on the epidemiology of substance abuse done by the National Survey onDrug Use and Health (NSDUH) showed that over 19.7 million Americans (12 years and above)struggled with substance use disorder in 2017(Cucciare et al., 2019). Of this population, 74 % ofadults suffering from substance use disorder struggled with alcohol use disorder. Davie towncommunity is made up of a mixed population, both old and young. There are restaurants, coffeeshops, parks, schools, and one can observe this community closely in those areas. It is a town inBroward County, Florida state in the United States of America. Many people in Davie arestruggling with alcohol and drug use. Over a third of people were seeking medical treatment foralcohol addiction in 2015. Addiction to prescription drugs is also common in Davie. There is amarked increase in the misuse of prescription opioid medication such as oxycodone andhydrocodone, which has caused a substantial increase in problems associated with their use, bothfatal and non-fatal, since 2017. In the same year, many people were arrested due to alcohol use in

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NELSON A
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