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Category: Drug news

Harbor Village 2016 Recap

Harbor Village 2016 Recap

We are officially in the final days of 2016! For many, this comes with a sigh of relief; others are entering 2017 with a bit of trepidation. For Harbor Village, 2017 will be a year of growth, expansion, and continuing our work to bring healing and support to those in...

Every Two Hours Someone Overdoses in South Florida

Every Two Hours Someone Overdoses in South Florida

The opiate addiction epidemic is no stranger to the shores of South Florida. Every two hours in Broward, Palm Beach, or Miami-Dade at least one person suffers a potentially fatal overdose. Officials project by the end of 2016 800 people would have suffered from near-fatal overdoses from a mixture of...

How-To Guide to Quick and Easy Detox!

3 Ways Your Aftercare Plan Will Improve Your Life

A common misconception about addiction and substance abuse is that recovery is as simple as ‘stop using.’ From the outside it may seem that simple, but knowing the kind of hard work and dedication that goes into recovery is part of understanding that sobriety is a lifestyle change, not a...

Surviving the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in California

Surviving the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in California

Legalization of recreational marijuana use around the country is slowly disbanding prohibition against the substance. However, those in both long term, and short term recovery, are fighting the passing every step of the way. California is the newest to sanction recreational marijuana as a result of this past election, with favoritism...

5 New Pennsylvania Laws Address Prescription Opioid Abuse Crisis

5 New Pennsylvania Laws Address Prescription Opioid Abuse Crisis

We’ve been following the prescription opioid abuse epidemic for sometime now. As it continues to grow and cause damage across the country, our mission is to spread awareness and make resources available for those in need of recovery resources. Too often we are unaware of the dangers that lurk within...

Parents Use Heroin as ‘Feel Good Medicine’ for 3 Children

Parents Use Heroin as ‘Feel Good Medicine’ for 3 Children

I’ve noted before that there seems to be an alarming trend of parents or guardians overdosing on heroin in front of their children, but this takes that horror a step further. RELATED: New Drug Trend: Parents Overdose in Front of Kids? Two Washington parents stand accused of using heroin on...

National Novel Writing Month: Write Your Own Recovery Story!

National Novel Writing Month: Write Your Own Recovery Story!

November is upon us! Yes, yes, now that all the trick or treaters are satisfied with their candy hauls, it’s time to look forward to the rest of the holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and all the other winter holidays. For some, November is the lull before the storm, the...

New Drug Trend: Parents Overdose In Front of Kids?

New Drug Trend: Parents Overdose In Front of Kids?

It’s a scene that has repeated itself too many times in the last few months: emergency responders arrive on the scene of apparent drug overdoses to find parents or guardians unconscious and near death while their children look on, emotionally distraught and terrified. It seems since the Liverpool Police Department...

Man Arrested for Doughnut Glaze Police Mistook for Methamphetamine

Man Arrested for Doughnut Glaze Police Mistook for Methamphetamine

The Methamphetamine Doughnut Yes. This happened in Florida.   Daniel Rushing was arrested in December of 2015 for spilling doughnut glaze in his car. Stopped for a traffic violation, Rushing was promptly arrested when officers “discovered” crystal methamphetamine caked on the carpet of Rushing’s car. Clumsily, officers initially accused the...

Harbor Village Talks to Hillary Clinton in Coconut Creek– TODAY

Harbor Village Talks to Hillary Clinton in Coconut Creek– TODAY

Hello happy– and maybe not-so-happy– readers!   Today Harbor Village will attend Hillary Clinton’s rally hosted by Broward College’s North Campus. Alexandrea and I will be on-scene to get the latest scoop on Hillary’s proposed drug reform policies. (We’re crossing our fingers there will be an open-forum.)   Let me...