Substance Abuse Group Comments on Latest Social Media Drug Arrest

Pro-Recovery Group Aims to Show How Police Use Social Media to Catch Illegal Activity

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Now that almost everybody in the world has access to some type of social media channel, police forces on both state and government levels have been able to increase their drug-related arrests.

Port St. Lucie, Florida (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

As reported by USA Today (5/12) in their article Deputies: Man Arrested After Posting Selfie With Drugs, a Florida man found himself in handcuffs after he showed off his life as a drug dealer on a popular social media website. The man, Taylor Harrison of Port St. Lucie, uploaded photos of himself with a number of drugs and money with a cop car in the background. Not only did Harrison sell to undercover cops but he put pictures of himself in the process on his Facebook Page. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office then posted a picture of his mug shot along with the story of his act.

"Substance abuse and the life of dealing drugs always seems to come back on people at one point,” said the head of the Substance Abuse Help Group, who runs several websites to defer substance abuse and to provide help to those who need it. “Now that almost everybody in the world has access to some type of social media channel, police forces on both state and government levels have been able to increase their drug-related arrests. Hopefully this recent event will deter people from bragging about the drug life on Facebook and will overall deter people from abusing substances at all. While social media is no place for drugs, sometimes it can be the final wake up call that people need. The one where they wake up and say, 'I need help.'”

Substance Absue Help Group runs the website Substance-Abuse-Help.com, where people can easily access information regarding substance abuse and how to get help. At this website, people can learn about the negative effects that substance abuse can have on a person, including their personal and family life. “Many people believe that only they are effected when they choose to abuse drugs,” said the head of Substance Abuse Help Group. “However, often times, families suffer as a result.” People can also find general information of the basic signs of substance abuse, the benefits of getting help, the different types of help available, and the importance of getting the right type of help. “Getting the right type of help is really key,” noted the head of Substance Abuse Help Group. “Young kids who get caught experimenting might just need to talk to school guidance counselors but somebody who has been abusing drugs for years will need a more in-depth treatment.”

Anybody can access the helpful information at Substance-Abuse-Help.com as well as a 24/hour helpline that is monitored by a well-trained and caring staff. It is never too late to get help for a substance abuse addiction. Whether a person has a problem with alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, or designer drugs, the Substance Abuse Help Group exists to help. For more information please call 1-855-842-0102.


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