Painkiller Abuse Rising In Tennessee, 272 Million Hydrocodone Pills Prescribed

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In Tennessee, prescription drug abuse is rising at a very high rate. Illustrating the importance of early detection of drug abuse, those with substance abuse issues should contact a detox center like Harbor Village.

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“Drug abuse can create many health issues and cause you to lose everything. We ask that anyone who suffers from this dependency to contact a detox center such as Harbor Village to start the recovery process,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

As reported by WCYB, Bristol, VA on 9/25 in their article titled Prescription pill abuse on the rise in Tennessee, that all across Tennessee there is an increase in prescription drug abuse but the problem is most severe in the Northeast areas of the state.

"Knox County, Sullivan County, and Washington County are the most severe counties in the per capita uses for substance abuse," adds Mitchell Mutter, Medical Director of Special Projects.

According to the article titled Prescription pill abuse on the rise in Tennessee, in 2010 there were 272 million Hydrocodone pills prescribed in Tennessee, which is enough to supply 51 doses to every man, woman and child over the age of 12 in the state. "Hyrdocodone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin are highly abused and extremely addictive," says U.S. attorney for East Tennessee Bill Killan.

Prescription drug abuse isn't affecting one age group; it's spread out across the board from the elderly to teens. "When they get some other illness or whatever they may self-medicate, use it when they shouldn't be using it," adds Benson.

Whether someone suffering from a drug dependency, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

“Drug abuse can create many health issues and cause you to lose everything. We ask that anyone who suffers from this dependency to contact a detox center such as Harbor Village to start the recovery process,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-338-6900.

Media Contact: 
Robert Niznik 
Harbor Village 
Miami, FL 
305-999-5728 
robert(at)harborvillageflorida(dot)com

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