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Drug Abuse Rising Rapidly For Those Over 50

September 10, 2013

A recent government report says an increasing number of baby boomers are receiving treatment for drug abuse. Anyone, regardless of age, who is suffering from a problem with drugs should contact a detox center such as Harbor Village.

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 10, 2013

As reported by CBS (9/4) in their news story titled, Drug Use Drops for America's Youth, Rises in the Over 50 Crowd, a government report states that a record number of people over 50 are receiving treatment for drug abuse. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA), illicit drug use among adults 50 to 64 years old has increased in the last ten years.

Specifically, illicit drug use among adults 50 to 54 has more than doubled since 2002, reaching 7.2 percent last year. For people 55 to 59, such drug use has more than tripled, reaching 6.6 percent last year.

According to Booming Addiction: Baby Boomers Using Drugs In Record Numbers, the Centers for Disease Control reports that about five percent of the 78 million boomers admit to abusing drugs. Other numbers are even more astounding. Since 1992, the number of people over 50 treated for heroin abuse has more than doubled, those treated for cocaine addiction quadrupled, and five times as many were receiving treatment for prescription drug abuse.

At Harbor Village, clients with drug abuse problems start their recovery at a beautiful South Florida facility. A 24/7 medically supervised detox center, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug treatment in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including an attractively furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of scenic outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a caring, attentive staff.

“Drug abuse is a serious condition. A detox center such as Harbor Village knows how to address this dependency and help achieve sobriety for its clients,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/ ;

or call the 24/7 hotline at 1-855-338-6900.

Media Contact: 

Robert Niznik 

Harbor Village 

Miami, FL 

305-999-5728 

robert(at)harborvillageflorida(dot)com

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11098777.htm


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