The Homeless’ Unaddressed Drug Addiction Continues to Spiral Out of Control, Harbor Village Detox Stresses Treatment for the Homeless

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Homelessness and drug addiction have walked hand-in-hand, unaddressed, for decades. The nation is reeling from the aftermath of apathy revolving around addiction that leads ordinary people to homelessness, and the homelessness perpetuated by addiction, according to a recent article by CNY Central.

Redressing the state of homelessness is critical to providing neglected drug and alcohol addiction treatment to those who are forgotten by the majority.

Kevin Batsford lost his brother in a tragic fire, made possible by the grips of drug addiction. The siblings frequented bridges, highways, and obscure solitudes to panhandle to support their habits, and to seek refuge during the night. Batsford said that is only waking thoughts surrounded using drugs, without consideration for his outward appearance, hygiene, or overall well being- outside of the presence of addictive substances. CNY Central reported on Feb. 23rd that Batsford left behind three daughters to pursue life on the streets. After the tragic loss of his brother, Batsford decided to get help, and a local chef, who runs a local kitchen serving the homeless, helped him to his feet and provided him with the emotional support necessary for him to make the steps to get his own apartment.

Overlooked in most affairs, the homeless are often ignored by the public as they roam the streets begging for money. Redressing the state of homelessness is critical to providing neglected drug and alcohol addiction treatment to those who are forgotten by the majority. Most homeless persons suffer from substance abuse; addiction is both and cause, and an effect of the state of being homeless. In Batsford’s case, homelessness was the result of his addiction- yet for some, addiction is a way of self medicating the overwhelming emotions of anger, guilt, depression, and the continual anxiety of being homeless. There are also a number of homeless who are battling undiagnosed ailments that the addiction treatment industry calls “dual diagnosis-” wherein victims of substance use disorders also suffer from untreated mental illnesses.

Harbor Village Detox is a national inpatient medical detox facility that specializes in providing victims of substance use disorders with the pinnacle of individualized addiction treatment. Their professional and caring addiction professionals are interested in redressing the social problems revolving around, and perpetuating, substance abuse and addiction. Harbor Village Detox asserts that the treatment of the homeless is necessary to the genuine continuance of effective addiction treatment. Addressing the symptoms of addiction (even in its beginning phases) is imperative to preventing any avenues of potential homelessness, and also makes the resources available for the homeless to receive quality drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

The drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, Harbor Village Detox, is located in South Florida and treats patients across the nation for acute drug and alcohol addiction. Their JCAHO certified detoxification center make strides to contribute meaningful advances in the treatment industry. Patients are welcomed by Harbor Village Detox’s close knit family rehab setting. Recovering drug addicts and alcoholics participate in group therapy, are attended 24/7 by medical professionals who stave off the symptoms of withdrawal, and enjoy spa-like amenities, including full salon accommodations, meditation and yoga sessions, and gourmet catered meals.

For more information about Harbor Village visit or call directly at 1-855-290-4261.

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