According to health data released by the state of New Mexico, alcohol abuse is on the rise. In 2007, it was estimated that $2.8 billion dollars was spent purchasing alcohol. Health insurance reports show that of the alcohol related cost, 16% was spent on treatment of alcohol related illness or disease. Statistics show that each year, alcohol related illnesses and deaths increase and are now at record highs. Abuse of alcohol can cause long term damage to many internal organs. Currently, New Mexico is among the top three states when it comes to alcohol related death and injury. Those who have an alcohol dependency and are trying to quit, should not try to go it alone. Withdrawal from alcohol dependency can be dangerous. With proper care at a licensed rehabilitation facility, the journey to sobriety can begin with three easy steps.
The first step is controlled detoxification. A control is necessary to avoid complications such as seizures, hallucinations, and confusion. The second step is rehabilitation. A combination of medications and counseling will be needed to become completely sober, and to stay completely sober. The third step is to maintain sobriety. This is done through Alcoholics anonymous, and counseling.
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