Karen Corcoran-Walsh, owner of Inspirations for Youth and Families teen rehab and the Cove Center for Recovery adult drug rehab was interviewed by the Sun Sentinel in an article entitled: Experts encounter hurdles in treating flakka addiction.
Karen was quoted as saying:
“Unlike opioids, heroin or alcohol, flakka addicts don’t need the traditional detox usually associated with drug treatment, said Karen Corcoran-Walsh, a licensed therapist who runs Inspirations for Youth & Families teen rehab and the Cove Center for Recovery adult drug rehab in Fort Lauderdale.
Once they are stable, she said, “Flakka users don’t need to detox physically. They are detoxing mentally.”
Karen has become a leading authority on the treatment of the drug flakka and flakka addict treatment, where her adult drug rehab has admitted a number of people suffering from the treacherous street drug. She was also featured on an investigative segment by Carmela’s on the Case on WSVN’s Fox affiliate: Flakka’s Devastating Impact in South Florida
Once they are stable, she said, “Flakka users don’t need to detox physically. They are detoxing mentally
Karen Corcoran Walsh
In the WSVN Fox affiliate television news segment, Karen was weighing in on the flakka drug dealers abhorrent behavior. She was referring to cases in which drug dealers lie to drug users about what they are selling in order to get them addicted and become return customers.
Karen added that she finds it troubling that flakka has been reported to be used in other parts of the country like Kentucky and California. She is also concerned that in her state of Florida, since it is a fairly new drug to the community, medical facilities like Emergency Rooms are actually turning flakka addicts away.
“This is unchartered territory for the medical field,” added Corcoran-Walsh. “It is not like they are treating people for alcohol poisoning.”
“It is despicable. It is a dehumanizing drug and it is a dehumanizing act to trick people into taking something that ultimately will cost them their sanity, their health, or their life.
For the entire Sun Sentinel article where Karen Corcoran-Walsh was featured, read here.