Childhood Abuse Can Lead To Suicides For Drug Abusers

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A recent study found that those who experienced severe childhood abuse are much more likely to experience a suicide attempt later in life. People who have a drug abuse 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 prescription drug abuse can be and provide each client with a personalized program that allows them to recover,” said Robert Niznik,

As reported by HealthDay (7/18), in their article, Childhood Abuse May Add to Drug Users' Suicide Risk, that a new study found that drug users with a history of severe childhood abuse have a higher chance for suicide. The study was conducted in Vancouver Canada and examined more than 1,600 drug users.

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

According to Childhood Abuse May Add to Drug Users' Suicide Risk, the study reported a suicide rate about five times higher than in the general population.

The American Journal of Public Health published the results, which reflect "how detrimental childhood trauma can be," said study lead author Brandon Marshall, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health. "We saw extremely strong associations, which suggest that abuse has lasting mental health impacts well into adulthood," Marshall said.

This study shows that all of forms of childhood abuse -- whether emotional, physical or sexual -- are important risk factors for suicide to various degrees, he noted. "Care providers and health professionals should screen for these types of abuse and intervene whenever they see a situation of severe abuse, regardless of what type it was," said Marshall.

“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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