A New Report Shows That Seniors Are Abusing Drugs at Alarming Rates

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Harbor Village comments on a new report that indicates increased rates of drug abuse among the senior population.

As reported by Gantdaily.com (6/13), the number of seniors abusing drugs and alcohol in the state of Florida is on the rise. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) 4 out of 5 adults who are treated for drug abuse also have a high alcohol dependency. In effect, alcohol abuse rates in nursing homes are as high as 49 percent which among the highest among any other state. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) reports that “substance abuse among seniors is inadequately explored because diagnosing symptoms of alcohol abuse in seniors is challenging as symptoms of the addiction is similar to symptoms of behavioral disorders such as dementia and depression.” Lastly, the report concludes that health care costs related to drug and alcohol abuse are expected to reach $100 billion dollars by 2018.


At Harbor Village Florida, there is a serious understanding the impact alcohol and drug abuse can have on our community. In addition it is important to understand that addiction can affect anyone from all walks of life. That is why it is advisable for anyone effected by drug abuse to go to a drug and alcohol detox center.

Whether someone suffering from a alcohol dependency or any other drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

“Drug abuse can create many health issues and cause you to lose everything. We ask that anyone who suffers from this dependency to contact a detox center such as Harbor Village to start the recovery process,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call the 24/7 hotline

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Robert Niznik
Harbor Village
Miami, FL

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