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Hollywood’s Mimi Lesseos Discusses Substance Abuse and Treatment With Choices Recovery


Hollywood, California (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

On February 21, 2015, a special event was hosted that transformed the Stardust Penthouse on the rooftop of the luxurious Beverly Hilton Hotel into Durkin Entertainment’s EcoLuxe Lounge.

Sponsored by Choices Recovery and organized by Debbie Durkin, the Ecoluxe Lounge and the following “Salute to the Oscars” celebration were hosted by AMP Radio’s Chris Booker, Reality TV star Gretchen Christine Rossi and Choices Recovery founder Per Wickstrom.

“Being a part of the EcoLuxe Lounge and the ‘Salute to the Oscars’ celebration was a thrill,” Wickstrom commented afterwards. “Working with Debbie Durkin was a pleasure and everyone had a blast. We were grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness of the social problems of addiction and the service that Choices Recovery provides: holistic options in the treatment of substance abuse.”

Lesseos’s Involvement in Drug Prevention

The EcoLuxe Lounge was visited by many of today’s Hollywood entertainment professionals, including actress and stuntwoman Mimi Lesseos, who took a few moments to join Per Wickstrom and Chris Booker near the stage that was set by Choices and Durkin Entertainment and talked a bit about her personal views on substance abuse and how it has directly affected her life. “I’m sad to say my brother died from heroin four years ago at 50 years old,” she shares. “It’s really important for not just celebrities but for anybody in general (who needs help with addiction) to go through recovery.”

Other notable attendees of the EcoLuxe Lounge included Elise Robertson (Oscar Nominee – American Sniper: Best Picture), Jason Canovas (Oscar Nominee – The Hobbit: Sound Editing), Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou (Oscar Nominee – Guardians of the Galaxy: Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling), Ben Wilkins (Oscar Winner – Whiplash: Best Sound Mixing), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Claudia Wells (Back To The Future), Jason Davis (Celebrity Rehab), Frank Stallone (Rocky), Chase Masterson (General Hospital, ER), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, That 70’s Show) and many, many others.







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Earth Island Institute Announces Lawsuit against SeaWorld Alleging Violations of California False Advertising and Unfair Competition Laws in Treatment of Captive Whales


San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

The lawsuit, MARC ANDERSON AND ELLEXA CONWAY, plaintiffs v. SEAWORLD PARKS AND ENTERTAINMENT, INC. Civil Case No. CGC-15-54292: was filed on April 13, 2015 in Superior Court of the State of California for the City and County of San Francisco.

The filed Complaint is appended HERE.

The suit was filed by the law firm of Covington and Burling LLP, San Francisco, California office.

Non-profit conservation organization Earth Island Institute and its International Marine Mammal Project is assisting the law firm and plaintiffs in the suit.

The suit alleges that SeaWorld makes and profits off of false and misleading statements concerning the welfare of their captive orcas in violation of both the California False Advertising Law – Cal. Bus. and Prof. Code 17500, et seq. and California Unfair Competition Law – Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code 17200, et seq.

The suit further alleges (court filing, p. 2; line 14):

“SeaWorld’s practices and countless studies demonstrate that SeaWorld’s statements regarding the care and health of their captive orcas are false and misleading. Orcas are large, highly intelligent, and extremely social predators. Yet SeaWorld’s orcas live significantly shorter lives than their wild counterparts; complete dorsal fin collapse is generally quite rare in the wild but extremely common, if not universal, among captive male orcas; and SeaWorld often separates tightly knit orca families, causing psychological harm and leading to maladaptive behaviors. In sum, captivity at SeaWorld harms orcas.”

The suit further alleges that SeaWorld’s marketing efforts conceal its mistreatment of orcas, (court filing, p. 3 ; line 16):

“SeaWorld San Diego’s home page features a prominent photo and link titled “Our Care for Killer Whales.” The link takes visitors to an open letter which states that the lifespans of SeaWorld’s orcas are “equivalent with those in the wild” and that SeaWorld does not separate orca mothers from calves. In another location, SeaWorld’s website misleads consumers into believing that dorsal fin collapse is common among wild male orcas, citing a scholarly paper. On a page titled “Truth about Blackfish,” SeaWorld states that it is “wrong” that “life at SeaWorld is harmful for killer whales.”

(court filing, p. 3; line 23):

“These claims are misleading if not outright lies. Conveyed to purchasers through the website, and disseminated to Plaintiffs and the public at large through promotional materials and emails, SeaWorld’s false statements are misleading to reasonable consumers.”

(Court filing, p. 4; line 3)

“Plaintiffs bring this action to on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated consumers to halt SeaWorld’s dissemination of false and misleading statements and correct the false and misleading perception created by SeaWorld. Plaintiffs seek injunctive for all consumers who purchased SeaWorld tickets in reliance on SeaWorld’s representations concerning orca welfare.“




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Two Soldiers Prescribed 54 Drugs: Military Mental Health “Treatment” Becomes Frankenpharmacy


Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

By Kelly Patricia O’Meara, for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)

“The devastating adverse effects mind-altering psychiatric drugs may be having on the nation’s military troops are best summed up by Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, writing ‘nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.’

“Just as the fictional character, Dr. Frankenstein, turned to experiments in the laboratory to create life with fantastically horrific results, the psychiatric community, along with its pharmaceutical sidekicks, has turned to modern day chemical concoctions to alter the human mind. The result is what many believe is a growing number of equally hideous results culminating in senseless deaths, tormented lives and grief-stricken families.

“The nation’s military troops are taking their lives at record numbers and seemingly healthy soldiers are dying from sudden unexplained deaths. That’s a fact. The data are clear, yet, despite growing evidence pointing to the enemy among us, the monstrous psycho-pharmacological experiment continues.”

In the second installment of a four-part series, O’Meara examines the sudden unexplained deaths within the military tied to psychiatric drug use, including two soldiers who between them, were prescribed a whopping 54 drugs including Seroquel, Effexor, Paxil, Prozac, Remeron, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Zoloft, Ativan, Celexa, Cymbalta, Depakote, Haldol, Klonopin, Lexapro, Lithium, Lunesta, Compazine, Desyrel, Trileptal and Valium.


Marine corporal Andrew White, was a healthy 23-year-old, gung-ho Marine returning from a nine-month tour in Iraq, who, like so many of his brothers in arms, suffered from the seemingly normal stresses of war – insomnia, nightmares and restlessness. The young corporal turned to the military’s mental health system for help. But eleven months after beginning his first cocktail of mind-altering psychiatric drugs, he died in his sleep from what the medical examiner ruled an “accidental overdose of medication.” Since taking his first multi-drug cocktail to the date of his death, White had been prescribed no less than nineteen different drugs with many at ever-increasing dosages.

Twenty-three -year old Anthony (Tony) Mena had completed two tours in Iraq as part of Kirtland Air Force Base’s 377th Security Forces Squadron. Like so many others returning from combat, Mena suffered from insomnia, restlessness and nightmares—and like Andrew White, became a victim of the military’s mental health mind-altering multi-drug approach to treatment. Between January of 2008 and his death in July 2009, Mena had been prescribed no less than 35 prescription drugs, including numerous antidepressants, pain killers, tranquilizers and muscle relaxers.

O’Meara details how these two men exemplify the ever-increasing numbers of young, seemingly healthy soldiers who survived the horrors of war only to return home to fight, and lose, their toughest battle. They are among a growing list of sudden deaths among military personnel, which many believe is due to sudden cardiac arrest brought on by the drug cocktails being prescribed. Fred Baughman Jr., MD, who has been researching these questionable deaths, believes that the few that are known are just the “tip of the iceberg.”

Kelly Patricia O’Meara is a book author and former award winning investigative reporter for the Washington Times, Insight Magazine. Prior to working as an investigative journalist, O’Meara spent sixteen years on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer to four Members of Congress. She holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Maryland.

Read the full article here.

Read the previous article, Psychiatric Drugs & War: A Suicide Mission here.

Visit CCHR’s Psychiatric Drug Side Effects database, comprising summaries of all international drug regulatory warnings, studies, and more than 470,000 adverse reaction reports filed with the US FDA.

CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR has helped to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices.







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Novus Medical Detox Center Highlights Survey Findings: More Americans Support Detox and Rehab Over Methadone as Treatment for Heroin Addiction


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

According to a recent YouGov/Huffington Post survey on heroin addiction treatment, half of all Americans interviewed supported detox and abstinence, while only 19% were in favor of treatment with synthetic opioids like methadone.(1) Although many within the healthcare community advocate for “medically assisted treatment” with synthetic opioids, the survey findings suggest that most Americans concur with Novus Medical Detox Center that detox and abstaining from future drug use is a better approach than prescribing other drugs.

The YouGov/Huffington Post survey presented respondents with two opiate treatment options—one where addicts are provided with FDA-approved synthetic opioids under medical supervision versus one where addicts attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings and detox completely from all drugs—and found that more Americans felt detox was the better program. The same poll also revealed that 40% of respondents agreed “synthetic drugs are more dangerous than helpful,” while only 24% opined they were “more helpful than dangerous.”(1)

In a follow-up article to the survey, Huffington Post writers referred to medically assisted treatment with synthetic opioids as “the standard of care for opiate treatment” and derided abstinence as a “broken method.” The article further claimed that 90% of heroin addicts following the abstinence method will relapse, though it didn’t address relapse rates for other methods. (2)

Despite such assertions, Novus’ experience has shown that its detox programs have a high success rate, both among former heroin users as well as those who subsequently become addicted to methadone. “Treating substance abuse with more drugs is not a viable long-term solution, as it often simply replaces one addiction with another,” stated Kent Runyon, Executive Director of Novus Medical Detox Center. He notes that many people develop a tolerance to methadone and other prescription opioids, and have to take increasingly higher dosages to achieve the same effect. “High-dose methadone ultimately makes the recovery process that much harder for an individual and attempting to withdraw ‘cold turkey’ at that point could kill them.”

Runyon maintains that the high relapse rates associated with drug abstinence are not a direct reflection of the approach itself, but are generally due to other factors such as the “hit-or-miss” quality of some detox and drug rehab programs as well as insufficient time devoted to the process. “The fact is that the longer the time a patient spends in rehab directly increases the recovery rate and reduces the relapse rate. There are countless thousands of people who have overcome opiate addiction without touching a single drop of methadone. And as many patients can attest, detoxing from methadone at any dose can be more difficult than trying to get off heroin in the first place,” added Runyon.

Mortality statistics published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that despite a sharp rise in heroin overdose deaths in 2013, twice as many people died from prescription opioid overdoses as from heroin.(3) Another CDC report analyzed methadone specifically and estimated that some 5,000 people die from methadone-related overdoses each year.(4) Runyon contends that the risk of addiction and overdose from synthetic opioids is a strong argument in favor of drug-free treatment programs.

Rather than treating opiate dependency with methadone, buprenorphine or Suboxone, Novus offers medically supervised detox programs that ease patients through the withdrawal process with natural supplements, nutrient-enriched IV treatments, and 24/7 access to nursing care and withdrawal specialists. The customized treatment programs follow proven medical protocols, and patients who require further support are referred to well-screened, quality drug rehab facilities. For those individuals who attempted prescription opioid treatment only to find themselves dependent on another drug, Novus offers methadone and Suboxone detox programs—and even takes on high-dose cases that other facilities refuse.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox Center and its opiate/opioid treatment programs, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center is a Joint Commission Accredited inpatient medical detox facility that offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Florida, Novus is also licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient. By incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment, Novus tailors the detox process for each patient, putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television and high-speed Internet access. Novus’ expansion is tied to their contribution to their industry and their local community, ranking number 48 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Fast 50 Awards list of the fastest-growing companies in Tampa Bay, and number 2,936 on the 2014 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1. Moore. Peter. “Poll Results: Heroin” in Huffington Post polls on YouGov; January 20, 2015. today.yougov.com/news/2015/01/20/poll-results-heroin/

2. Grim, Ryan and Ariel Edwards-Levy. “Science Be Damned: Americans Prefer Broken Method Of Heroin Treatment, Survey Finds”; Huffington Post; February 23, 2015. today.yougov.com/news/2015/01/20/poll-results-heroin/

3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Overdose Death Rates; February 2015. drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Prescription Painkiller Overdoses: Use and Abuse of Methadone as a Painkiller”; CDC Vital Signs; July 2012. cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2012-07-vitalsigns.pdf







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Seattle Treatment Center for Alcohol & Drug Addiction Announced


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

A Seattle treatment center is announcing that it is opening doors for adults and adolescents dealing with alcohol and drug addiction through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

Statistics from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report reveal that “in 2012, there were 156,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used heroin for the first time within the past 12 months. This estimated number in 2012 was similar to the numbers in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007 to 2011 (ranging from 106,000 to 187,000), but was higher than the numbers in 2003 and 2006 (92,000 and 90,000, respectively). The 2012 average age at first use among recent heroin initiates aged 12 to 49 was 23.0 years, which was similar to the 2011 estimate (22.1 years).”

Among the drugs that the Seattle Treatment Center can help adults and adolescents become free of include Darvon, Demerol, Darvocet, Dilaudid, Fentanyl, and Klonopin. Alcohol addiction also is addressed, too, as many people will use alcohol as a co-addictive drug. The goal is to help all clients leave with a structure in place for life. People come into these types of centers looking for a new life, and counselors on staff are ready to help.

Entering the Seattle Treatment Center gives clients a new chance to become responsible members of society. They come to find themselves and discover new levels of self-esteem.

Detoxification helps cleanse the body of mind-altering substances. This is overseen by a well-trained medical staff, making sure clients are supported through these initial days free from their drug of choice.

Counseling helps get through life without drugs and alcohol. Adults and adolescents will understand that this is a process, one that is not over in a matter of days. Once people leave the Seattle Treatment Center, outpatient care and support is strongly suggested by counselors. Transitioning back into the “real world” takes time, too, and outpatient treatment allows clients an opportunity to share their victories and struggles with like-minded people.

For more information on the Seattle Treatment Center, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







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Best Drug Rehabilitation Now Offering Drug Facts & Treatment Resources on Website


(PRWEB) February 20, 2015

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is now offering Drug Facts & Treatment resources on its website.

The Drug Facts & Treatment resources include fact-based articles on commonly abused substances, including Percocet, Xanax, Vicodin, crack cocaine and marijuana. These articles highlight key reasons why these substances are so addictive, common signs and symptoms that loved ones can look for in order to potentially detect abuse or addiction, and information on rehabilitation options that typically include some form of in-patient care.

At the same time, as with all content on the Best Drug Rehabilitation website, the information is provided in clear, jargon-free language, and takes a compassionate rather than judgmental approach to substance abuse and addiction.

“It’s difficult and sometimes even impossible for loved ones of an addict to understand, but no matter what they may say or do, individuals who are suffering from addiction are truly in pain and spiraling downwards on a daily basis,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “It’s our hope that these resources on our website will help individuals who may have a problem, and especially their family members and other loved ones, learn about the facts, symptoms and treatment methods available before it’s too late.”

Best Drug Rehabilitation’s new Drug Facts & Treatment section is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/resources.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







Harbor Village Detox, a Drug and Alcohol Detox Treatment Center in South Florida, Celebrates JCAHO Accreditation

USA (PRWEB) April 10, 2015

Harbor Village Detox, an inpatient medical drug and alcohol detox treatment center in South Florida, is celebrating its recent JCAHO accreditation, which merits their treatment facility as exceeding the standards of the Joint Commission’s mandated safety, privacy, and high quality care treatment requirements in the addiction industry. JCAHO accreditation is granted and accessed by outsourced experts in specific fields across all science related disciplines.

Because Harbor Village Detox has earned JCAHO accreditation, they now offer coverage for drug and alcohol detox treatment for most major insurances, and can offer patients 100% financing for addiction treatment in some cases. Harbor Village Detox believes every victim suffering from untreated drug or alcohol addiction should have access to the best inpatient medical detox care, despite socioeconomic standing.

JCAHO accreditation is the highest certification an addiction treatment center can garner (and hospitals must pass JCAHO accreditation to operate). Harbor Village Detox exceeds the safety standards outlined by the Joint Commission, and provides patients with 24/7 medical monitoring and security services. All medical personnel and staff wear ID badges at all times, and the facility is fully equipped with camera monitoring for full accountability of all staff members, throughout their contact with patients.

Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox treatment facility dedicated to providing the pinnacle of addiction treatment for the local south Florida area. Recently, the drug and alcohol detox facility has expanded their treatment programs to service the entire nation. Harbor Village Detox will help out-of-state patients make the necessary arrangements to receive treatment in sunny South Florida, and will provide chauffeur services to receive patients directly from the airport.

Harbor Village Detox provides patients with 24/7 medical monitoring, and continual security, without the feeling of being stuck in a hospital setting. Patients are given full access to a lush, tropical outdoor area furnished with scenic luxuries and opulent gazebos. Harbor Village Detox believes stimulation is often the best medicine, and provides patients with a medley of participatory events, and curative yoga and meditation sessions. Full spa and salon access allows patients of Harbor Village Detox to relax in the tropical oasis of Florida, and recover with certainty, away from previous environments of drug and alcohol abuse.

To learn more about about Harbor Village Detox’s inpatient medical detox center, visit http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call directly at 1-855-290-4261.







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Scottsdale, AZ Drug Rehab Expands Opiate Addiction Treatment Options


(PRWEB) March 21, 2015

Scottsdale Recovery Center, a gender-specific male/female substance abuse treatment center, announced this week the launch of an expanded drug rehab option for opiate users. Taking a firm stance toward a growing nationwide epidemic, the program aims to provide a more integrative and effective treatment option for young adults struggling with narcotic pain pills, heroin and other opiate based substances.

Says facility co-founder, Chris Cohn, “It’s absolutely tragic to see what’s going on over the past few years; what starts off in the form of taking a few pain pills from the medicine cabinet ends up as a full blown heroin addiction which, all too often ends in the form of a deadly overdose.”

The program, which is in addition to other targeted addiction treatments offered, focuses on providing a number of expanded clinical services shown to be very effective in the long term treatment of opiate and heroin addiction. Coupled is a corresponding medical detoxification process which further enables the client to more effectively transition into an intensive treatment plan.

Given the broad landscape of drug rehab centers throughout the State of Arizona, Scottsdale Recovery Center creates such targeted addiction treatment options in a manner of which is often less costly than other comparable facilities. States Alex Salcedo, co-owner and CEO of SRC, “SRC is actually among the least expensive treatment centers of its kind throughout the entire Western US, and with private insurance being accepted 90% of the time, it’s realistically conceivable that one could experience the entire course of treatment for no more than just a couple thousand dollars out of pocket.” Cohn adds, “There’s a reason why were less expensive than most drug treatment centers of our caliber, and that’s solely because we want to help the most people possible, period.”

Most clients taking part in the opiate program are coming in with addictions to one or more of the following: Oxycontin, Vicodin/hydrocodone, Percocet/oxycodone, Norco, Dilaudid, heroin and others.

Scottsdale Recovery Center has been in operation since 2006 and provides the entire array of treatment services including; intervention, medical detox, residential/primary treatment, intensive outpatient, sober living, aftercare, family therapy & guidance and more. They offer a number of locations just northwest of Paradise Valley and while they do offer both male and female treatment options, all locations are in fact gender-specific.

Additional programs are offered for cocaine, marijuana, crystal/methamphetamine, alcoholism and several others.

For more information on the opiate recovery program or otherwise, contact treatment support staff at SRC 7 days a week at (888) 309-3385. Additional information is also available on the company website at http://www.scottsdalerecovery.com.

In an effort to further set themselves apart in terms of integrity and accountability, the program utilizes a stringent and unbiased 3rd party addiction treatment consumer review service. To view more information as well as authenticated unbiased client reviews visit: http://www.addiction-rehab-reviews.org/scottsdale-recovery-center-phoenix-az-drug-rehabs.







Flakka Use Spikes in South Florida with 670 Cases in 2014 Alone; Harbor Village Detox Implores Users of Flakka to Get Addiction Treatment to Avoid Overdose

USA (PRWEB) April 07, 2015

A new designer drug is plaguing South Florida’s streets with alarming increase. According to The Sun Sentinel on April 5th, there have been 670 confirmed cases of flakka use in the year of 2014. The drug induces users into dangerous delusions, grants superhuman strength, and has been attributed to evoking violent outbursts. Flakka is a derivative of bath salts. South Florida law enforcement officers are taking the prevalence of flakka use so seriously they have assembled a special task force of officers who are trained to spot the signs of flakka use and detection. Flakka can be bought on the streets for $ 5, which makes the drug exceedingly accessible, and potentially deadly for many. Those who have used flakka describe it as “$ 5 insanity, this is as bad as it gets” according to The Sun Sentinel.

Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox center located in South Florida, specializing in drug and alcohol detoxification. The directors of the treatment center believe every victim of a substance use disorder should receive the best drug detoxification treatment available, despite their social standing or financial stability. In light of the recent flakka outbreak, Harbor Village Detox is extending its inpatient medical detox and life coaching services to victims addicted to the new dangerous designer drug, offering special enrollment incentives to entice victims of drug use to come forward and get the addiction treatment they need.

Since flakka is associated with delusions, victims suffering from using flakka will benefit from Harbor Village Detox’s 24/7 medical and psychiatric monitoring and treatment. The associates of Harbor Village encourage flakka users to seek refuge at their drug and alcohol treatment facility, before the illicit substance leads them to committing crimes spurned by delusions.

Harbor Village Detox provides patients with fully customizable drug detox treatment plans, and offers patients the security of a 24 hour medically monitored facility. Patients receive intensive therapy, pharmacological therapy, and may participate in group therapy. Harbor Village Detox provides victims of substance use disorders with gourmet meals, full spa and salon services, life coaching, meditation and yoga sessions.

For more information on the inpatient medical detox facility, Harbor VIllage Detox, visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call Harbor Village Detox directly 1-855-290-4261.







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Seattle Treatment Center for Alcohol & Drug Addiction Announced


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

A Seattle treatment center is announcing that it is opening doors for adults and adolescents dealing with alcohol and drug addiction through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

Statistics from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report reveal that “in 2012, there were 156,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used heroin for the first time within the past 12 months. This estimated number in 2012 was similar to the numbers in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007 to 2011 (ranging from 106,000 to 187,000), but was higher than the numbers in 2003 and 2006 (92,000 and 90,000, respectively). The 2012 average age at first use among recent heroin initiates aged 12 to 49 was 23.0 years, which was similar to the 2011 estimate (22.1 years).”

Among the drugs that the Seattle Treatment Center can help adults and adolescents become free of include Darvon, Demerol, Darvocet, Dilaudid, Fentanyl, and Klonopin. Alcohol addiction also is addressed, too, as many people will use alcohol as a co-addictive drug. The goal is to help all clients leave with a structure in place for life. People come into these types of centers looking for a new life, and counselors on staff are ready to help.

Entering the Seattle Treatment Center gives clients a new chance to become responsible members of society. They come to find themselves and discover new levels of self-esteem.

Detoxification helps cleanse the body of mind-altering substances. This is overseen by a well-trained medical staff, making sure clients are supported through these initial days free from their drug of choice.

Counseling helps get through life without drugs and alcohol. Adults and adolescents will understand that this is a process, one that is not over in a matter of days. Once people leave the Seattle Treatment Center, outpatient care and support is strongly suggested by counselors. Transitioning back into the “real world” takes time, too, and outpatient treatment allows clients an opportunity to share their victories and struggles with like-minded people.

For more information on the Seattle Treatment Center, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.