5 Things that Should Not Keep You from Alcohol Detox

Alcohol abuse affects the lives of more than half the population in the U.S. and while millions make the decision to seek detox assistance, millions more never do for several reasons, but these 5 are at the top of the list. If you are struggling with alcohol abuse and you need detox, do not let another reason stand in the way and prevent you from getting the help you need and being able to take back control of your life.

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Becoming Addicted to Ambien

Ambien is a prescription sleep agent that has been known to cause some pretty peculiar behavior such as sleepwalking, driving in the middle of the night and even raiding the refrigerator, as well as some other odd behavior without the individual remembering any of the events once they are fully awake. Physicians argue that Ambien is not addictive, however, when taken in increased amounts or for longer than recommended periods of time can lead to dependency.

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Detox Help for a Family Member

Watching a loved one succumb to drug or alcohol addiction can be devastating to a family. Parents, siblings, extended family and even very close friends feel helpless as they watch their loved one self destruct. While you may feel that there is nothing you can do to stop them, you actually have more influence that you think. Getting them to agree to detox may take some doing, but here are 5 ways that you can help your family member through detox.

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Dealing with Depression After Detox

14 million Americans are affected each year by depression after detox, according to studies conducted by The National Institute of Mental Health. The result is that 7 percent of the population struggle with depression and substance abuse recovery. Unfortunately, the NIMH results were unclear as to which came first the depression, or was depression as result of alcohol and drug abuse.

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Can Mental Patients Go to Detox?

Nearly nine million people in the U.S. affected with substance abuse also have mental and emotional illness. Many of these individuals desperately need help for their alcohol and drug abuse, but are not aware that they can go to detox.  Individuals with mental illness may be struggling with bipolar, depression, anxiety and personality disorders while at the same time dealing with alcohol, prescription painkiller, marijuana, heroin or some other drug abuse. Making the decision to get help is difficult, but when you are ready, you may need treatment for both your mental illness and your substance abuse.

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