In response to the overdose death of her 29 year old daughter, grieving mother Sharon Blair has dedicated the last six years of her life to pass the Jennifer Act in Florida. The bill proposes to give family members the ability to impose state sanctified interventions for persons who are unable to take necessary action to protect their own self interests (compromised by addiction). TBN Weekly reports (March 18th) the Jennifer Act is presently Senate Bill 1340 and House Bill 1017. The act would allow addicts to remain in intensive care for a minimum of 14 days (completing a full detox cycle) as opposed to Florida’s insufficient Marchaman Act, which addresses addiction by observing drug addicts for three days (most do not complete a full detox cycle). Harbor Village Detox is a specialized inpatient medical detox center in South Florida, and supports the Jennifer Act’s attempt to lessen rates of drug overdose and provide immediate assistance to those in desperate need of addiction treatment.
A Harbor Village Detox associate supports the bill’s passing and comments, “[The Jennifer Act] proposal is something the state of Florida has needed for a long time. There’s no way for parents to get help for their children who refuse to get treatment themselves. This bill is an important step in preventing overdose deaths in families, where addiction is known. Blair’s case is particularly tragic, wherein she could not force a court to grant Jennifer into rehab. There’s no reason why any mother, father, sibling, or loved one should have to watch their loved one deteriorate from an untreated disease- because that’s exactly what addiction is. It’s like letting someone bleed out on the street. The Jennifer Act will help us stop the egregious rate of preventable deaths.”
The inpatient medical detox center, Harbor Village Detox, is dedicated to providing the apex in effective addiction treatment. The facility offers patients a spa-like environment to go through the typically painful withdrawal process; their instrumental, JACHO accredited, medical staff remains with patients 24/7 to ensure patients benefit from continual medical and emotional support. Unlike most detox treatment center, Harbor Village Detox offers group and intensive therapy to begin unraveling the chords of addiction.
In the raging battle to quell drug addiction around the nation, addiction specialists are confronted with the perennial debate in how to best treat drug addicts. Effective drug treatment is measured in the absoluteness of avoiding relapse. As such, medically assisted drug treatment is among the most utilized solutions by the addiction industry. In a recent article published by the Washington Post on March 13th it was reported that Vivitrol has a near perfect success rate with inmates participating in an addiction treatment trial sponsored by The Washington County Health Department. Out of 83 participants only two regressed and relapsed.
Vivitrol inhibits opiates and narcotic drugs from having any effect on the body when taken. The drug is administered once a month and allows recovering drug addicts to resume their lives of normalcy- returning to work and participating socially. Vivitrol deadens the cravings for heroin and opiate based substances.
Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox facility. Treating patients nationwide for drug and alcohol addiction the facility is a proponent of medically assisted drug treatment for the continued health of victims suffering from substance use disorders. A medical associate comments, “Methadone and suboxone have been instrumental in helping drug addicts reestablish their lives after recovering from addiction. The problem is, those drugs are addictive themselves. Although they don’t produce the same effect that heroin and opiate substances do, they have a risk of abuse without continual medical monitoring. Vivitrol, on the other hand, has no potential for abuse because it does not allow opiate and narcotics to affect the brain at all. Methadone and suboxone inhibit opiate receptors, while Vivitrol and naltrexone completely block those receptors. This is huge. Everyone suffering from an opiate based addiction should favor the non opiate based drug.”
The inpatient medical detox center, Harbor Village Detox, commits itself to providing its patients with the pinnacle of addiction treatment. Their medical professionals understand the necessity of effective drug treatment. Aiming treatment to prevent the chance of relapse, the instrumental medical doctors at Harbor Village Detox establish the foundation of mental and medical soundness so patients can excel when continuing to drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment. Their facility provide 24/7 medical monitoring in their lush South Florida location. Patients enjoy a luxury tropical experience in a family setting while fighting drug and alcohol addiction.