Powerful Opioid Prescriptions for Non-Cancer Patients Has Doubled in 10 Years

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According to a new study, prescribing powerful opioid pills for non-cancer pain has nearly doubled over the last decade. 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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“Prescription drug abuse is a national problem we closely monitor. At Harbor Village, we provide each client with a personalized program that allows them to recover,” said Robert Niznik.

As reported by ScienceDaily (9/16) in their news story titled Sharp Rise in Opioid Drugs Prescribed for Non-Cancer Pain, that according to a new study, prescribing powerful opioid pills for non-cancer pain has nearly doubled over the last decade. The research is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, in the October issue of Medical Care.

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise with no end in the foreseeable future. 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 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 and massage services, acupuncture treatments, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and an individualized plan that is designed for each client's specific needs.

According to Sharp Rise in Opioid Drugs Prescribed for Non-Cancer Pain, opioids prescriptions for pain rose from 11.3% in 2000 to 19.6% in 2010. During the same time period, doctors were prescribing non-opioid pain-relieving drugs at about the same levels throughout the last ten years - 26 to 29% each year.

Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million U.S. adults, and carries major costs in terms of health care and lost productivity.

The results highlight the importance of balancing the risks and benefits of analgesics prescribed in the primary care setting. "The majority of pain medications are prescribed by primary care physicians, who treat over half of the chronic pain patients in the United States," comments Matthew Daubresse, MHS, lead author of the new report. "Pain specialists only treat a fraction of these patients."

“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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