Five Useful Ways to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

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Harbor Village Florida comments on The America Medical Association's 5 steps to battle prescription drug abuse.

As reported by the Boston Globe (6/18), The American Medical Association proposes five ways policy and the public can together address the growing addiction to prescription drugs. First the AMA recommends a balanced, yet effective state policy that address prescription drug abuse from the doctor to the user. Second, “AMA urges that state licensing boards, public health agencies, state medical and pharmacy associations, and other stakeholders work together toward solutions that will reduce prescription drug abuse, overdose and death — including community based prevention as well as increased access to treatment for substance use disorders.” In addition taking this approach will inevitably bring awareness to the community about drug abuse. Third, drug monitoring programs should be introduced by governors and state officials in order to bring a systemic oversight in the rate and impact in which drug addiction is taking place at any given location. Fourth, as this data becomes available “states must adopt appropriate patient privacy and confidentiality protections. Rather than use the programs solely as a law enforcement tool, it is important to note that they contain a wealth of data that can be potentially used to evaluate outcomes and conduct focused research.” Lastly, governors should double think the implementation of mandates as previous cases have shown to be ineffective and to the contrary increased the number of heroin users due to the low supply of prescription pain killers.

Prescription drug use is indeed a grown concern due to the number of opiate-related deaths. That is why at Harbor Village Florida, drug abuse, especially to opiates, is a an issue not taken lightly.

At Harbor Village, clients get a luxury drug addiction facility experience. During their stay, they experience hot, fresh meals, relaxing spa-like activities, Internet access, and the most excellent care. The medical staff at Harbor Village is well-trained, caring, and are there to help clients get through the painful and draining parts of their detox and withdrawal processes. Located in warm, sunny southern Florida, clients who seek help at Harbor Village will enjoy the peaceful and private setting of this luxury rehab. With private bedrooms, a great view, and more, Harbor Village aims to provide the most comfortable experience for anybody struggling with an addiction.

The mission statement of Harbor Village is to assist people from all walks of life with their addictions. For the last year, the peaceful and quiet environment of Harbor Village has helped make positive impacts in their lives. For the years to come, they hope to continue to help others see the light in their lives. Those who are looking for a safe, supervised, and peaceful detox process can get everything they are looking for and more at Harbor Village. Here, the goal is to help every client be happy, healthy, and ready to move on to the next step of his or her life.

For more information about this luxury rehab facility visit: or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261.

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