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Teenage girl, found dead in doctor’s Fort Lauderdale apartment, died of drug overdose, reveals autopsy
Published On: 05-30-2018 in Category: Drugs
An aspiring teen model who was found dead in a doctor’s Fort Lauderdale apartment in March 2018 died due to an accidental drug overdose, according to an autopsy report released recently. Traces of ecstasy, cocaine, fentanyl and Xanax were found in 18-year-old Olya Langille’s system. The case is still being investigated by the police, media reports said.
Langille was found dead in the apartment of Dr. Naval Parikh who works at Broward Health North’s emergency room. According to investigators, the 41-year-old doctor met Langille at a sports bar in Fort Lauderdale Beach, where the duo had several drinks before coming to his apartment to spend the night. The doctor admitted that they “snorted cocaine, smoked marijuana and had consensual sex” before falling asleep. However, Parikh said that he later moved to the living room to sleep on the sofa, leaving the girl in the bedroom. When he woke up the next day, he was shocked to see her in an unresponsive state, which prompted him to dial 911.
A responding officer noticed several small zip-lock bags in the bedroom that he suspected to be cocaine or heroin. Although the investigators don’t suspect any foul play, they have taken the case seriously and have arranged alternative coverage for Parikh’s patients till the entire course of the investigations. Meanwhile, the girl’s family members and friends believe that the sex between Langille and the doctor was not consensual.
Battling menace of drug addiction
Polydrug use or the ingestion of more than one addictive substances to enhance euphoric effects is on the rise. Sadly, when an individual is engulfed by addiction, he or she is least concerned about its adverse consequences. Experts have warned against the dangers of polydrug use. The effects of more than one type of drugs on the body systems can vary significantly. Therefore, it is imperative to consult a medical professional to reduce the possible damage that the combination of various drugs may have done to the body.
In order to get rid of addiction, it is important to detoxify the body, and seek professional help to avoid any relapse and overcome withdrawal symptoms. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a serious mental disorder, where the victim is unable to resist the urge to abuse harmful substances. When dealing with individuals struggling with a substance use disorder, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What may work for one person may not work at all for the other. The different approaches used to deal with addiction are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), medications and enrolling patients in mutual-support groups. However, if left untreated, chronic addiction can lead to severe physical and mental problems, and even death.
If you or your loved one is battling addiction to cocaine or any other drug, seek treatment immediately. The Miami Drug Treatment and Rehab Center can help you get one of the best addiction treatment programs and embrace sobriety. You may call at our 24/7 helpline number 305-615-2028 for more information on different treatment options in your vicinity.