Choosing to get behind the wheel of a car when you have had too much to drink is not a decision that only affects the driver. It affects every other person on the road and can end in tragedy. A woman near Hurst, TX, caused two accidents and then hit a parked police cruiser after choosing to drive while intoxicated in February 2013. Driving the wrong way on an expressway without any headlights, and reaching speeds of 90 mile per hour, the woman stopped only after police flattened her front tires. No one was gravely injured, but her behavior put herself and everyone else on the road in harm’s way that night.
Medications for Alcohol Abuse
Risky behaviors, like driving under the influence, are often a sign that someone has a problem with alcohol and needs professional help. Several methods are used to assist these individuals, including the use of medications:
- During detox: When the individual is going through detoxification, anti-anxiety and anti-seizure medications can be used to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal.
- During recovery: A number of medications are used for various reasons, including reducing the patient’s desire for alcohol or inhibiting the amount of pleasure that alcohol gives them.
- Dietary supplements: Alcohol abusers don’t always take very good care of themselves, so supplementing recovering alcoholics’ diets with vitamins and minerals during recovery helps them improve their overall health.
Recovery and Sobriety
Recovery from substance abuse is a process that takes time. Call today to learn how you can help your Hurst loved one get started on their own personal journey to recovery and sobriety right now.
Allied Compliance Services Inc
951 W Pipeline Rd # 320
Hurst, TX 76053-4849