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Rising Heroin Use In Vermont Creating Need For More Abuse Centers

Heroin and opiate abuse is increasing rapidly in the cities and small towns of Vermont. “It is in every town, every hamlet and every back road in Vermont,” Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling told the gathering. “The dealers that we’re arresting in Chittenden County on an ongoing basis are the same people who are operating in Weybridge, Brandon and (other) little towns.”

Bob Bick, director of mental health and substance abuse services at the Howard Center, said his organization collected information about the ages and gender of those abusing illegal substances. It was found that more than half the clients in treatment for substance abuse are women, the average age is 36 and the first time users were in the 8 to 46 range.

“This problem transcends all stereotypes: race, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status,” he said.

Whether someone suffering from a drug dependency is taking heroin or another addictive drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining and a results proven plan for recovery. For more information, please call 855-DETOX-00.

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