A Harbor Village Detox Clinical Psychologist Encourages School Programs like NOPE to Positively Impact Awareness of Substance Use Disorders

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In a recent article published by Healthline news, a Harbor Village Detox clinical psychologist was quoted encouraging the implementation of programs like NOPE. Innumerable teens are continuing to die from opiate substance use disorders.

With a lot of these kids the parent just gives up and says ‘Forget it, I’m done with you. . .they think we’ve got magic wants, we’ll just say, ‘Okay, I’m going to fix you.

Parents need to start the discourse with their children about the fatal reality of substance use disorders. School programs like DARE, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education proved only to be marginally successful. NOPE, or Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education has already impacted a collective 600,000 people nationwide, according to Healthline News on Feb. 27th. As teens continue to suffer fatal overdoses from illicit and prescription opiate drugs, drug prevention proponents are lobbying Florida to pass The Overdose Prevention Act- which would allow emergency care professionals to contact loved ones in the occurrence of a nonfatal overdose. Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox facility in North Miami who is dedicated to treating patients suffering from substance use disorders.

Harbor Village Detox’s Holly Vasquez-Cortella was quoted in Healthline News article stating the programs like NOPE are important to impacting students who may be at risk from suffering from an overdose. She believes the problem revolving around teenagers is the disconnect between children and parents. She states, “With a lot of these kids the parent just gives up and says ‘Forget it, I’m done with you. . .they think we’ve got magic wants, we’ll just say, ‘Okay, I’m going to fix you.”

From her time in the addiction treatment industry, Vasquez-Cortella has seen parents send money to their children in treatment. She warns this is potentially disastrous to their successful rehabilitation. In an era where, she says, teens mix prescription drugs, marijuana, alcohol, and heroin, programs like NOPE are the wakeup call teens need to understand the disease of addiction.

The inpatient medical detox facility, Harbor Village Detox, is governed on the principles of providing effective drug rehabilitation treatment affordably. Their compassionate directors affirm each victim suffering from a substance use disorder deserves quality treatment to ensure a lifetime of sobriety- reclaiming a future they didn’t think was possible. The addiction treatment center provides patients with 24/7 medical and psychiatric supervision, and treats symptoms of withdrawal quickly, allowing patients to relax during their admittance.

For more information on Harbor Village Detox’s inpatient medical detox treatment visit http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call directly at 1-855-290-4261.

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