Two College Campus Deaths Force Sarasota College to Create Drug Task Force

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Harbor Village Detox comments on Bradenton’s recent article.

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Students often don’t understand the magnitude of their actions before it’s too late. There are cases where students taking synthetic marijuana die from the effects of it.

The drug epidemic has struck the New College of Florida in Sarasota. According to an article published on May 12th, 2015, by Bradenton, the campus sustained two overdose deaths within a short span of time. The first victim, Dylan Besser (21) was a University of Central Florida student and was pronounced dead on the scene. The second overdose victim, Julian Toomsen-Hall (18) was also pronounced dead in a separate dormitory. In response to the alarming overdose deaths on campus, the college has created a drug task force in the hopes to patrol the campus for illicit drug activity, spread awareness about the dangers of substance use, and render aid to those who are struggling with use and addiction. Harbor Village Detox provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Florida. The drug treatment center urges young adults struggling with substance abuse to get help as soon as possible -- despite preconceptions of certain substances being “harmless," including addictive drugs like marijuana and synthetic drugs.

The New College of Florida plans to officially announce the task force’s duties on a later date. The campus is offering counseling services and will announce events for the week to address further concerns. Harbor Village Detox encourages students in Florida to get treatment for substance abuse right away. An associate comments, “Students often don’t understand the magnitude of their actions before it’s too late. There are cases where students taking synthetic marijuana die from the effects of it. Addictive substances are lethal, and are even more so when they’re laced with other substances- and it’s hard to know what’s pure and what’s not; and even if the substance is pure, like in the case of heroin, a higher purity content promotes overdose deaths. Waiting to get addiction treatment is the wrong way to go. If students get help as soon as they begin to venture into using drugs, they’re chances of success and recovery increase exponentially.”

Harbor Village Detox is dedicated to providing the best inpatient medical detox in Florida. The facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and accepts 88 insurance companies in an effort to provide patients with addiction treatment despite their socioeconomic standing. The addiction detox center is medically monitored 24 hours and provides patients with medication, psychiatric treatment, and room service throughout the night. Patients participate in intensive therapy, group therapy, and family therapy to redress the underlying causes of addiction. Harbor Village Detox provides patients with private rooms, daily gourmet meals, and full spa and salon services and amenities.

The drug treatment center offers patients instrumental life coaching services, helping patients iron out life’s details after graduation from addiction treatment; including housing arrangement, career objectives, healthy domestic relationships with family and friends, in addition to career progression.

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