The Number of Deaths Due to Opiate Abuse Has Increased Dramatically in Arizona

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Harbor Village Detox comments on the increased number of deaths due to opiate abuse in Arizona.

As reported by the State Press (6/19), according The Center for Disease Control and Prevention there is an alarming spike in opiate-related deaths in the state of Arizona. In fact, out of 100,000 residents 17.5 died from drug abuse which included drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. Dr.Trupti Patel, deputy chief medical officer at the Arizona Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health, adds that opiate abuse has increased due to fact that these drugs have become more popular over the last 15 to 20 years—legally and illegally.

What is more, Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson adds drug addicts often turn to heroin once they cannot get the usual amount of opiates. Consequently such wide consumption of drugs and demand for them only feeds the criminal element that sells them. In fact, the amount of heroin seized by the DEA has increased each year 232 percent since 2008. Lastly, the Arizona Department of Health Services is working to regulate the way doctors prescribe opiates in order to avoid the social and legal implications it has in our society.

The truth is that drug abuse is a serious issue that can effect anyone from all walks of life. 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.

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Robert Niznik
Harbor Village
Miami, FL

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