Suicidal Thoughts Increase For Prescription Drug Abusers

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According to a new study, those who use prescription opiate drugs, other than as directed by a physician, are more likely to have thoughts about suicide than those who use them as prescribed or not at all. People who have a prescription drug dependency should contact a detox center such as Harbor Village to start the recovery process.

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“At Harbor Village, we recognize how destructive this dependency can be on drug abusers and provide each client with a personalized program that allows them to recover,” said Robert Niznik,

Recently, a National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsored study (3/4) reported that people are much more likely to have thoughts about suicide if they are abusing opiate drugs, usually painkillers, by taking them more frequently than prescribed. The study also stated that even when abusers stop taking the prescription opiates, suicidal thoughts remained.

With cocaine and heroine too expensive for many people, prescription drug abuse is on the rise. Those experiencing a prescription drug abuse problem should check into a detox center such as Harbor Village and seek the medical advice and treatment they deserve.

Harbor Village, a 24/7 professionally supervised detox center allows each client to stay and experience a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, the facility welcomes clients with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite with television and headphones, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, salon, spa and massage services, acupuncture treatments, nutritious, gourmet dining and an individualized plan that is designed for each client's specific needs.

The survey, titled the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, was conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland by Dr. Janet Kuramoto and colleagues. The testing was administered to 37,933 adults with startling results. It found that 15% of the respondents had abused opiates by taking a non-prescribed drug at least once in their life. Additionally, 23% of those surveyed who complained of symptoms related to prescription opiate abuse within one year before the survey, had considered ending their life.

The research study also pointed out that 10% of users had either not taken a non-prescribed opiate within the past year or never used a non-prescribed opiate had self-destruction thoughts.

“Prescription drug abuse is a national problem we closely monitor. At Harbor Village, we recognize how destructive this dependency can be on drug abusers and provide each client with a personalized program that allows them to recover,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://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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