Rising Numbers of Drug Abusing Baby Boomers Will Need Rehab Services

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A recent government report says a record number of baby boomers are abusing a wide variety of drugs and are requiring treatment for drug abuse. Anyone who is suffering from a problem with drugs should contact a detox center such as Harbor Village.

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“Drug abuse is a serious condition. A detox center such as Harbor Village knows how to address this dependency and help achieve sobriety for its clients,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

As reported by CBS New York (5/20) in their news story titled, Booming Addiction: Baby Boomers Using Drugs In Record Numbers, a government report states that a record number of baby boomers (born between 1946-64) are receiving treatment for drug abuse. Many of these boomers grew up abusing drugs, and according to experts, they never stopped or are now taking them again to help cope with the normal stresses of aging.

“I think it’s possible that they’re lonely, and they’re sad, and they’re kind of isolated,” Dr. Deni Carise, of Phoenix House, said. “That’s a way for them to feel good for a while, and that worked for them in the past as well, and so maybe it will work now.”

At Harbor Village, clients with drug abuse problems start their recovery at a beautiful South Florida facility. A 24/7 medically supervised detox center, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including an attractively furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of scenic outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a caring, attentive staff.

According to Booming Addiction: Baby Boomers Using Drugs In Record Numbers, the Centers for Disease Control reports that about five percent of the 78 million boomers admit to abusing drugs. Other numbers are even more astounding. Since 1992, the number of people over 50 treated for heroin abuse has more than doubled, those treated for cocaine addiction quadrupled, and five times as many were receiving treatment for prescription drug abuse.

“Drug abuse is a serious condition. A detox center such as Harbor Village knows how to address this dependency and help achieve sobriety for its clients,” 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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