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“We Should Continue to Provide Treatment to Addicts,” Drug Czar Says
Date:7/24/2013

opped from 7 million in 2010 to 6.1 million in 2011.

Kerlikowske stated the cold statistics attributed to drug abuse. In 2010, 38,000 deaths were attributed to prescription drug overdoses. In the years 1981-2007, about 32,000 Americans died from gun violence, according to a University of Pennsylvania study. The U.S. Transportation Department reports figures that are similar for deaths caused by traffic accidents in 2011.

With prescription drugs becoming more difficult to obtain, heroin use is increasing. Kerlikowske said that many people don't understand the risks and often begin by “smoking or snorting the drug but that can lead to addiction and eventual use of needles. We should be very concerned," he said.

“Treatment is the best course of action for anyone suffering from drug abuse. Those suffering from any alcohol or drug-related issue should seek immediate help at a qualified detox center, said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-338-6900.

Media Contact: 
Robert Niznik 
Harbor Village 
Miami, FL 
305-999-5728 
robert(at)harborvillageflorida(dot)com

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