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Prescription Drug Overdoses Increase 400% For Women

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 10, 2013

As reported in an article by USA Today (7/2), Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that from 1999 to 2010, the rate of prescription drug overdose deaths of women increased 400%. During the same time period, prescription overdose deaths for men increased of 250%.

CDC director Tom Frieden said men are still more likely to die of overdoses, but the number of deaths among women increased four times more than deaths in women from cocaine and heroin combined.

Prescription drug abuse usually starts with one doctor authorized prescription and can escalate to a life threatening problem. Only a certified, 24/7 medically supervised detox center such as Harbor Village is qualified to assist clients who are suffering from prescription drug issues.

At Harbor Village, a trained team of medical professionals helps clients achieve recovery from both drug and alcohol addiction. Located in South Florida, each client experiences private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the-art environment. Featuring upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite with satellite television, Harbor Village also offers over an acre of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a caring, attentive staff who is with each client every step of the recovery process.

According to Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women, women may be more prone to overdoses because they're more likely to have chronic pain, be prescribed painkillers, have higher doses, and use them longer than men, said Linda Degutis, director of CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. But doctors may not recognize these facts about women, said John Eadie, director of a Brandeis University program that tracks prescription-drug monitoring in the USA.

Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers skyrocketed over the past decade despite no major increases in the need for prescription painkillers over the last 20 years, said Chris Jones, a health scientist at CDC. Doctors are prescribing medications more frequently for patients who may not need them, a trend in the medical profession that needs to be reversed, Frieden said.

“A prescription drug dependency can take over your life and adversely impact your job, family and your future. If you're suffering from drug abuse issue, check into a detox center such as Harbor Village as soon as you can,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

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Harbor Village 
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