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The Dangers of Detoxing from Alcohol or Drugs

When someone struggles with addiction, they deal with the constant consequences of their misuse of alcohol or drugs when they give into their disease. But what many do not realize is that even those trying to recover from an addiction can run into severe problems if they do not detox safely.

In the recent death of singer Amy Winehouse, her father claims she was not using drugs for three years, but still struggled with giving up alcohol. He feels it was due to her struggle with alcohol that she had such an untimely death. The problem with alcohol detox is it is a process that takes time and cutting cold turkey can cause serious troubles internally within the body. It is reported that almost five percent of untreated patients going through alcohol withdrawal deal with seizures.

It is also estimated that a staggering 15.2 million Americans battle alcohol abuse and addiction each year. The human body has a hard time dealing with alcohol detox and it is not an easy process when your body has become so dependent on alcohol. Sadly, those struggling with alcohol detox could find themselves dying from a gastrointestinal bleed or from a grand mal seizure.

That is why it is so important to seek out a treatment center in assisting with alcohol detox. Through a safe treatment center environment, and under the care of those who want nothing but the best for their patients, overcoming an addiction can happen without the threat of death by detox. At Vista Taos Renewal Center, patients can overcome their addictions in an environment that is healthy for them and with the nurturing care of the medical and clinical staff to monitor their detox. If you or a loved one is suffering from an alcohol addiction, contact Vista Taos today to find out more on a safe way to becoming sober. You are not alone. Make the choice to detox safely and comfortably.

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