Harbor Village Detox Weighs in on Manatee County’s New Veteran Drug Courts

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Harbor Village Comments on Marketplace’s article regarding veteran court to redress addiction among soldiers coming back from overseas.

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Veteran courts would help vet veterans to the appropriate facilities in Broward and Dade.

A recent article by MarketPlace on June 3rd reports Manatee county has recently established specialized veteran courts to address instances of drug abuse and related crimes for veterans. The court system works similarly to drug courts, which were established to give low level offenders a second chance by offering them treatment as opposed to incarceration. Many soldiers coming home from overseas suffer trauma induced by the circumstances of their employment, and come back to the states either with substance use disorders, or quickly form them, according to Harbor Village Detox. Veteran court was designed to treat veterans with substance use disorders and the underlying causes of substance abuse. Harbor Village Detox is a drug and alcohol rehab center located in South Florida. The treatment facility asserts veterans in Broward and Dade county would benefit from a similar veteran court, based on the performance of local drug courts.

Marketplace reports vertan drug courts in Manatee County has saved $2 million is court costs. Thus far there have been 100 graduates of the program. Harbor VIllage Detox regularly encounters veterans while treating clients for drug and alcohol addiction, many with haunting traumas.

An associate from the drug rehab center comments, “It’s no secret our veterans come back scared from their encounters overseas. Some criticize local governments for not erecting state programs for them to treat them for disorders like PTSD- veteran courts would be a welcome addition to our available resources to help give special attention to those in need.

“Although veterans may have access to reduced addiction treatment, it’s not enough if those same veterans are getting arrested from minor drug offences, and not going to treatment. Veteran courts would help vet veterans to the appropriate facilities in Broward and Dade. Based off of what we’ve seen in our own facility, there is certainly a demand for a similiar here in Broward County.”

Harbor Village Detox offers affordable addiction care in Florida and serves as an alcohol addiction treatment center too. The facility offers clients 24 hour medical treatment and provides the entire spectrum of Miami-Dade drug rehab. Recovering patients are encouraged to take advantage of their intensive counseling in addiction to group counseling as early as drug and alcohol detoxification treatment.

Harbor Village Detox accepts most major insurance plans and helps connect those without insurance to resources to acquire it. The treatment facility also offers tuition assistance in some cases and can provide up to 100% treatment coverage.

For more information about Harbor Village Detox call (855)767-8285 or visit harborvillageflorida.com.

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