One of 50 Pain Killer Prescriptions Going to "Doctor Shopping" Addicts, Study Says

In a recent study, it was found that many people taking pain killers are obtaining their prescriptions by shopping around for doctors who are unaware they already have prescribed drugs. Prescription drug abusers should contact a certified detox center like Harbor Village and get the assistance needed to start the recovery process.

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“Prescription drug abuse has risen sharply in recent years. Seek the care you deserve for this terrible dependency at a certified detox center,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

(PRWEB) July 23, 2013

According to the U.S. News & World Report's Healthday news story titled,[ Drug Addicts, Dealers Are 'Doctor Shopping' for Pain Pills, on 7/17, one of every 50 prescriptions for addictive prescription painkillers in the United States is filled for those "shopping for doctors." A new study published in the journal PLoS One revealed that drug abusers cheat the system by going from one doctor to another to obtain prescriptions. They use the drugs to satisfy their dependencies or sell them for profit on the street.

Overdose deaths from opiates quadrupled from about 4,000 in 1999 to more than 16,600 in 2010. The best solution for those experiencing a prescription drug dependency is to receive private drug treatment provided by Harbor Village, a premier detox center located in Miami, Florida. Harbor Village enables each client to experience 24/7 medically supervised detoxification in an upscale, state-of-the art environment. From day one, each client experiences luxury accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite with satellite television, over an acre of scenic outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and a personalized program designed for each client's specific substance abuse issue.

The news story, Drug Addicts, Dealers Are 'Doctor Shopping' for Pain Pills, "There's a hole in our prescription control system in the United States," reported that study co-author Douglas McDonald said, "Lacking a universal health record, doctors have to rely on what patients tell them about what they've been prescribed by other doctors." McDonald is a researcher with Abt Associates Inc., a think-tank located in Cambridge, Mass.

That means that "doctor shoppers can get multiple prescriptions for the same drug if they lie to their physician," he said.

"It is a public health epidemic, and we don't really have a system in place to mitigate this or prevent it," McDonald said.

“Prescription drug abuse has risen sharply in recent years. Seek the care you deserve for this terrible dependency at a certified detox center,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

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

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


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