More Woman Dying From Prescription Drug Overdoses Than Cancer

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As reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more women are dying from prescription drug abuse than from cervical cancer or homicide. Prescription drug abuse has also increased among men and those suffering from this dependency should contact a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village.

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'A prescription drug dependency can take over your life and adversely impact your job, family and your future. If you're suffering from a prescription drug dependency, check into a detox center as soon as you can,' said Robert Niznik

As reported in an article by the New York Times (7/2) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/03/health/rate-of-painkiller-overdose-deaths-rises-among-women.html?pagewanted=all&_r=3&; [Sharp Rise in Women’s Deaths From Overdose of Painkillers __title__ ], the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that since 1999, the rate of prescription drug overdose deaths of women has quintupled. More women are now dying of prescription painkiller pills like OxyContin and Vicodin than from cervical cancer or homicide.

Prescription drug abuse usually starts with one doctor authorized prescription and can escalate to a life threatening problem. Only a certified, 24/7 medically supervised detox center such as Harbor Village is qualified to assist clients who are suffering from prescription drug issues.

At Harbor Village, a trained team of medical professionals helps clients achieve recovery from both drug and alcohol addiction. Located in South Florida, each client experiences private drug treatment in a luxury, state-of-the-art environment. Featuring upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite with satellite television, Harbor Village also offers over an acre of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a caring, attentive staff who is with each client every step of the recovery process.

Women are gaining on men in the number of deaths from prescription drug abuse. According to Sharp Rise in Women’s Deaths From Overdose of Painkillers, in 2010, 6,631 women died of opioid overdoses compared to 10,020 men. Women in their 20s and 30s have the highest rates of abusing painkillers. However, the overdose death rate was highest among women ages 45 to 54.

The study offered several possible reasons for the incres in women deaths due to painkiller abuse. Women are more likely than men to be prescribed pain drugs, to use them chronically and to get prescriptions for higher doses. A woman typically also has less body mass than a man, making it easier to overdose.

“A prescription drug dependency can take over your life and adversely impact your job, family and your future. If you're suffering from a prescription drug dependency, check into a detox center such as Harbor Village as soon as you can,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

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

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

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