Powdered Alcohol Is Coming to Florida in Summer 2015, and There’s Already a Bill to Ban It

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Harbor Village Detox comments on The Independent Florida Alligator’s recent article on HB 1247, which proposes to ban powdered alcohol upon its release in Summer of 2015.

think the year ban stipulation is a smart move. That gives researchers time to figure out what powdered alcohol is all about, and then make an informed decision as to whether or not it should be banned, or treated as we treat alcohol normally.

While Florida reels from the epidemic of the new designer drug flakka, Florida’s legislature has another substance in its radar that it wants to keep away from Floridians: powered alcohol. HB 1247 proposes a year long ban on powered alcohol in the state of Florida upon its release this summer. Currently six states have banned powdered alcohol (termed palcohol), according to an article published by The Independent Florida Alligator on April 10th. The states include: Alaska, Virginia, Utah, Vermont, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Powdered alcohol is simply that, alcohol in powdered form. State officials worry the substance will be more readily available to underage drinkers, and become easy to sneak into sports events, according to The Independent Florida Alligator.

Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox facility located in South Florida. The medical practitioners and directors are skeptical of powdered alcohol. A medical associate comments, “There’s no data validating the safety of this new substance. Although alcohol is already legal, powdered alcohol seems somehow questionable- mostly because of its newness and factor of unpredictability. Alcohol addiction is already rife here, and although the responsible consumption of alcohol should always be stressed, powdered alcohol gives the people more venues to become exposed to addictive substances. Like with anything, properly educating the public about powdered alcohol will make a world of difference.”

An associate from Harbor Village Detox adds, “I think the year ban stipulation is a smart move. That gives researchers time to figure out what powdered alcohol is all about, and then make an informed decision as to whether or not it should be banned, or treated as we treat alcohol normally. When it comes to public safety and prevention tactics, I think [House] Bill 1427 is one of the more reasonable routes.”

Harbor Village Detox specializes in drug and alcohol detox. The facility accepts patients from across the nation, and provides group and cognitive behavioral therapy to patients as early as detox. The dedicated medical staff of Harbor Village Detox treats patients for signs of withdrawal as soon as they appear, ensuring patients remain comfortable and are not bedridden for the duration of their detoxification treatment. The drug and alcohol inpatient medical detox facility provides 24/7 medical monitoring and medically assisted drug treatment to stave off relapse.

For more information about the inpatient medical detox facility, Harbor Village Detox, visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call (855)982-2917 directly.

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